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The Official Publication of the Professional Ski Instructors of America Eastern / Education Foundation

Fall 2009

Editor's Desk

Guest Editorial

How Do We View OUR Association? by Ron Kubicki Member PSIA-E/AASI Board of Directors Region 5 Representative PSIA-E/AASI Vice President

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s I move throughout our region and the division, one recurring theme I hear from members is: “What does the organization do for me?”, “What am I getting for my dues?”, “Who are these people who make the decisions?” This seems to imply that there is something lacking or questionable; an expected service or benefit is not being provided; or the Association is not of value and/or is not doing its job. I’d like to try to respond to these recurring comments. First and foremost, this is an association comprised solely of members, and membership is most effective when it is an active role. We are all snowsports teachers – ambassadors – zealots – promoters – participants. All of these titles express, or imply, action on our part. That we are not passive. That we are active, adventurous, and creative. That we can, in all of these roles, introduce our resort

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guests to our wonderful snowsports, improve their skills, and enable them to have fun - to learn and excel. By doing this we are building the industry and helping our guests to bring a new lifetime activity into their lives. How are we able to do all of this? Think about it! We are able to do this because we, or our trainers, have gained knowledge from the literature provided by PSIA/AASI, from the Core Concepts manual to Visual Cues for Effective/Ineffective Skiing. And, also, by attending any of the countless clinics, specialty events, exam preps, and certification exams that are offered each season by PSIA-E/AASI. Even now, as I look through the Early Fall SnowPro, I note there are at least 24 manuals and DVDs available to us – members - that cover all our disciplines. This educational material is what gives us the knowledge and training we need to provide our services in a professional and effective manner – provided by the Association as a core benefit to members in all disciplines. Value! The Association newsletter, the SnowPro, provides updates from our President, Executive Director, from the chairs of our many committees, and from the Regional Directors. In addition, it provides descriptions of what to expect from many of our premier events, from Pro Jam to Spring Rally, and a full schedule of events in all disciplines, including several hundred update clinics, exam preps, and Master Teacher courses, with accreditations and countless specialty events. It also contains letters and pertinent articles by members, a page and half of VIP member benefits and privileges, and a color supplement with member-priced Avalanche products. Value! All this is provided to us as members by a very dedicated administrative staff at 1-A Lincoln Avenue in Albany, NY. In addition, there is a solid core of members who are volunteer chairs, committee

members, and members of the Board of Directors, whose sole purpose is to improve and grow our sports, and keep our membership vital and effective in keeping the snowsports industry healthy and evolving positively. Value! How does this affect any individual member? I would say it is up to that person. Our duty as members is to participate; not to expect, but to assist, suggest and act. Our membership enables us. Being enabled is much more powerful then being entitled! Are we taking on an enabled role in our association? Did we vote in the last election in our region? Did we vote on the last By-Laws revision in the Summer SnowPro? Were we a candidate for an office in our region? Have we written an article or letter for the SnowPro? Did we attend the last meeting of our region, or the membership meeting held each season at the Spring Rally? Certainly it is a busy life we all lead, and it’s tough to shoehorn time in just to teach, get some slope time for ourselves or perhaps some trail time to develop skills in another discipline, and keep up-to-date with our continuing education. So, how in the world can we be expected to take on all of this? Well, most of us can do the things that can be done from home, like voting, offering opinions, writing articles, taking advantage of the many VIP privileges, etc. However, it’s understandable that not everyone has the time or the resources to be actively involved in a large number of events or to participate on the Board, committees, etc. Not all of us can do that, and often with good reasons. That’s where we need to have faith in those members who can and do! Those members we have who chair committees, who serve on committees, who run for office, who take advantage of special educational opportunities to work as trainers, etc. Those who can make the sacrifice of time and travel to serve us all. How do we even know who these continued on page 2

2.........President’s Message

7.........VIPrivileges

24.......2009-10 Event Schedule

3.........Executive Tracks

9.........Around the Regions

34.......Region 3, 4 & 7 Election Rules


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people are? In every issue of the SnowPro is a list of every member of the Board of Directors, from President and Vice President to every Regional Director and Representative, as well as the name of every committee chairperson. On the website there are even more detailed lists of committee members, educational staff, etc. Every person who is in a voting position on the Board of Directors, every chair of every committee, every committee member, and every chair of every discipline steering committee is a member; members who ran for office, or showed interest through participation, through voting, through speaking up at a meeting, through offering suggestions and solutions to issues and problems the organization and industry and membership face. Members

whose commitment is to speak for and represent ALL members, for they know they all serve at the pleasure of the association, the membership, you. Therefore, perhaps the answer to the questions, “What does the organization do for me?”, “What am I getting for my dues?”, “Who are these people who make the decisions?” is: It gives all members the opportunity and challenge to learn, to improve, to step up and be heard, to participate and lead. In a few words – to be an active member! All good stuff I would say! ■ Editor’s Note: This feature is typically placed on page 2 of the SnowPro. We wanted to make sure no one missed it or its message so to the cover it moved!

President's Message

by Dutch Karnan PSIA-E/AASI President

Being There

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few years ago, on a raw, gray Saturday afternoon in early December, I noticed a woman trying to arrange a lesson for her two children at our snowsports counter at Waterville. This presented several potentially sticky issues. For one, it was just after three o’clock, which was outside of our normal lesson start time. Other issues included the fact that the hill was pretty well scraped off by that time, plus there was basically no staff left to do the job. But, Mom really wanted the kids to get out and just give it a try, and this might be their only trip for at least another month, and they were really excited to try Alpine skiing for the first time, and on and on. Anyway, I was still booted up, so out we went. As we played through some never-ever activities, the kids told me that they had cross country skied a few times, but really wanted to get high up

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on a mountain. The parents were not skiers at all, but they had decided to let the kids give the Alpine world a shot. If they didn’t like it, the family would look elsewhere for fun. As it turned out, the kids (ages ten and eight) basically rocked and rolled. In under an hour, in that flat December light on a polished surface, they were linking turns and riding a chairlift. When we met mom after the lesson they made her promise to bring them back the next day, and by the end of the day Sunday the deal was done. They were skiers. During the course of that winter the parents joined the kids on the hill. They all got their own gear. After one particularly scary trip up to the mountains in a snowstorm, they purchased an all wheel drive SUV, and finally, to cut down on all the travel time, they bought a condo. Less time on the road, more time on the hill. A happy ending, for sure! I think a lot about that family, and the impact that snowsports have had on their lives. I also think about the impact that the family has had on the local economy. A positive experience on the hill led to several hundred thousand dollars in purchases. Over time, I’m sure this scenario has presented itself again and again, but the end results are not always the same. Remember that what turned into a nice success story began with a rather formidable challenge. Now, more than ever, as we try to keep snowsports afloat, we need to be schooled enough, sharp enough and enthusiastic enough to meet all of our daily challenges as they come. Every time we hit lineup it’s showtime, even at three o’clock. Here’s wishing us all a safe and productive year! ■

PSIA-E / AASI SnowPro • Fall 2009

SnowPro Volume 36, Number 3 Bill Hetrick, Editor The official publication of the Professional Ski Instructors of America-Eastern Education Foundation 1-A Lincoln Avenue Albany, NY 12205-4907 Phone 518-452-6095 Fax 518-452-6099 www.psia-e.org

General Information

Submission of articles, photos or other items for publication is invited. Articles are not to exceed about 1000 words. Receipt of submissions will be confirmed to the writer. Upcoming deadlines are published in each issue of SnowPro. Material should be sent to “SnowPro Editor” at: psia-e@psia-e.org as an MS Word document attachment. If it is necessary to mail material, it may be sent to: Bill Hetrick, Editor 110 Hubler Rd. State College, PA 16801 Phone 814-466-7309 psia-e@psia-e.org Pro Shop header and Your Turn header photos by Scott Markewitz. Courtesy of PSIA. All submitted material is subject to editing. Its use, whether solicited or not, is at the discretion of the editorial staff. All published material becomes the property of PSIA-E/EF. Articles are accepted on the condition that they may be released for publication in all National and Divisional publications. SnowPro is published five times per year by the Professional Ski Instructors of AmericaEastern Education Foundation. Permission is hereby given to all National and Divisional publications to copy original material from this newsletter providing credit is given to PSIA-E/ EF and the author, and the material is not altered. Articles that contain specific copyright notices may not be reprinted without written permission from the author. Note: Material published in SnowPro which has been provided by persons not writing in an official capacity, and for official purposes, is the responsibility of the author, and is not necessarily endorsed by the Association. PSIA-E/EF reserves the right to refuse or edit all advertising.


Executive Tracks

administrative update

A Peak behind the Curtain Highlights from the Autumn Meeting of your Board of Directors by Michael J. Mendrick, Executive Director

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he PSIA-E Board of Directors met on the weekend of October 16 – 18 in Troy, NY (just on the VT side of Albany). It was a productive, interactive, purpose-driven and (dare I say) fun three-days marked by healthy debate and a healthy dose of enthusiasm for the coming season. As your association executive director I work for the Board and therefore for you as well. I often find myself correcting members at events when they refer to me as the “big boss in Albany.” Maybe if Al Capone was your executive director that might apply but these days the membership association field is about the MEMBERS, not the staff. We work for you and I encourage (no, insist) that our division staff here in Albany never forgets that simple truth. Subsequently, your Board of Directors represents your interests in all matters of policy and fiscal responsibility. Basically, they work hard to make sure you get the best value for your time and membership dollars. Their discussions and debates ensure well-founded decisions that are based in equity, fairness, efficiency and productivity. I have worked with these volunteers for nearly 9 years and I can tell you their passion and dedication is uncommon in the association field. Apathy is NOT a problem! I thought you would be interested to see a summary of some of the key the decisions made at the recent fall Board meeting. I have added some comments here and there where appropriate for clarity and completeness. If you have any questions I encourage you to contact your regional director and (or) representative; they are listed on page four of this newsletter and most have their e-mails listed in the “Around the Regions” section.

Motions & Actions on Proposals, Policy & Procedures: Motion: That all members in good standing may apply for association scholarships via the PSIA-E Education Foundation. Motion carried. Unanimous. Note: The Board felt that length of membership should no longer be a factor in being considered to receive scholarship funds. The Scholarship Review Committee still will review the merits of each application and no applicants are guaranteed funds. Motion:

To ratify the proposed bylaws changes to sections 3.3, 3.12 and 4.2 as presented to the membership in the summer 2009 SnowPro regarding education requirements for registered members and voting rights for new members. Motion carried: Unanimous Note: The Board only passes a new bylaws change after the membership at large has had an opportunity to review and provide feedback on the proposed change. In this case, we received 21 replies from members and 20 of 21 were supportive of the changes. As such, the Board ratified the changes (that registered members are no longer required to do education event updates every two years; that new members in good standing as of 12/31 of each year may vote in their regional elections that winter) and made them part of our association “law.” Budget/Financial: To approve the 2008/2009 EastMotion: ern Division audit as submitted by the CPA firm. Motion carried. Unanimous Note: The Finance Committee of the Board and subsequently the full Board receives, reviews and approves an audit of our association finances each year. Some of the key findings for 2008-09 fiscal year (July 1, 2008 – June 30, 2009) included: We ended the 2008-09 fiscal year on June 30, 2009 with a positive and healthy accounting net income of $9,094. We made a year-end contribution to our contingency fund of $27,834 (the 1% planned contribution of $18,740 plus the $9,094 from the accounting net

balance). This brings our total dedicated contingency fund balance to more than $165,000. Net assets for the organization have increased from $464,213 on July 1, 2007 to $520,874 on July 1, 2009. Motions on new Action Plans & Proposals: Motion: To approve funding of $750 to supply the Alpine ed staff with courtesy copies of the new Alpine standards DVD when completed. Motion carried. Unanimous. Note: The Board felt that our education staff should receive, review and utilize this new educational tool as part of their job and that the association should absorb the cost of that provision. Motion:

To approve funding of $2,500 from the EF Education & Programs fund for a professional photo shoot and photo library development. Motion carried. 13 in favor, 1 opposed. Note: With one exception, the Board felt it should support this staff request to utilize up to $2,500 toward development of a new photo library featuring our education staff in their current uniforms for use in publications, tools and on the website. Hope you enjoyed this “peak behind the curtain.” See you on the hill! ■

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straight talk from the association

New Alpine Certification Standards DVD by Peter Howard PSIA-E Alpine Education and Certification Chair

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his past spring the Eastern Board of Directors approved the funding to create a new Alpine certification standards DVD. The purpose of this DVD is to provide visual and audio descriptions of the Levels 1, 2 and 3 Alpine skiing standards. If you are planning on attending a skiing exam, if you are a ski school trainer, if you are interested in movement assessment, this would be a great product to own. The DVD contains video footage of Eastern members, Eastern Education Staff, National Demonstration Team members, US Ski Team members, and a few special guests. There are clear demonstrations of many skill development activities that are also sometimes used as exam tasks. There are multiple high-end free skiing runs from around the country, and some images from New Zealand. Perhaps best of all are the audio descriptions from three National Demonstration Team members concerning the performances of different skiers free skiing and task skiing. The descriptions reference the Visual Cues of Effective Skiing, and are clear and concise. Still photo graphics are also used to help highlight different concepts. An effective way to use this DVD for training is to turn the sound down and watch, think and discuss, then listen to the audio. This DVD is over an hour long, so there is quantity as well as quality. We are pleased to provide this educational product and believe that even though its chief purpose is to describe and illustrate the current Alpine Certification Standards, there is also great value for the imagery and movement assessment. This DVD will be available at the Snowsports Management Seminar and Pro Jam, and through the Eastern Office bookstore at a cost of $15. You can purchase by completing and submitting a Pro

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What is the Eastern Team? by Mickey Sullivan Director of Education & Programs

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he Eastern Team is the “Best of the Best” skiers, riders and snowsport coaches that we have in the east. They make up of an extremely talented and dedicated group of snowsport experts that have a very valuable and exciting impact on the education and programs that we provide for the PSIA-E/AASI members. There is a “Direct Connection” of the Eastern Teams and their education, training and success with the PSIA-E/ AASI membership. As the Eastern Teams are formed, and they train toward the exciting goal of competing in the 2012 National team tryouts, it’s you, the member, who will see the positive effect. As we raise the bar for our top educators in the east, so too will the bar be raised for all of our education staff. As the entire education staff grows, improves and is a part of this movement, a higher degree of education and knowledge is shared and delivered to the members at the numerous and varied educational events that are available to you, the PSIA-E and AASI member. Eastern Team members are also highlighted at numerous PSIA-E/AASI events, clinics and seminars. In addition the Eastern Teams remains intact after the 2012 tryouts to continue to share their expertise and to provide you with first-hand experience of the 2012 tryouts. EASTERN TEAM TRYOUTS What is it? When is it? Who Can Try Out? Those selected to be on the Eastern Team will have the opportunity to receive extensive training in preparation for the 2012 PSIA/AASI National tryouts, involving some of the best skiers, riders and educators in the country. The Eastern Teams will represent the best skiers, riders and coaches in the east and PSIA-E/AASI. Those selected to the Eastern Team should be prepared to arrange their schedule to allow for a minimum of 15 days per year to attend various training events and activities. Each discipline will have its own selection tryout and individual training activities. There will also be many training activities that can and will be held for all discipline team members in preparation for the 2012 tryouts. PSIA-E/AASI Level III certified members are eligible to register for and participate in the Eastern

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PSIA - Eastern Education Foundation and PSIA/AASI - Eastern Division Staff Michael J. Mendrick Executive Director Mickey Sullivan Director of Education & Programs Sue Tamer Director of Operations Board of Directors President Dutch Karnan Vice President Ron Kubicki Immediate Past President Bob Shostek Region I Director – Tom Butler Representative – Ross Boisvert Region II Director – Steve O’Connor Representative – Curtis Cowles Region III Director – Ray DeVerry Representative – David Welch Region IV Director – Steve Kling Representative – Eric Jordan (Treasurer, PSIA-E) Region V Director – Steve Howie Representative – Ron Kubicki (VP, PSIA-E) Region VI Director – Scott J. Allard Representative – Cherisse Young (Secretary, PSIA-E) Region VII Director – John Cossaboom Representative – Paul Crenshaw Committee Chairpersons Umbrella Steering Committee Ron Kubicki Alpine Education & Certification Committee Peter Howard Snowsports School Management Committee Deb Goslin Alpine Education Staff/BOE Mike Bridgewater Children’s Committee Jeff "Jake" Jacobsen PSIA Representative Bill Beerman Adaptive Coordinator John Lincoln Nordic Coordinator Mickey Stone AASI Advisor Ted Fleischer Race Programs Committee Brian Smith Area Rep Program Coordinator Joan Heaton


Team tryout of your discipline. PSIA/AASI rules allow each division to send a pre-determined number of qualified candidates to the national tryouts. A qualified candidate must be a Level III certified instructor, in good standing, in the discipline for which they are trying out, be full time (seasonal) in the ski/snowboard industry, and chosen by their division to represent PSIA/AASI at a National level. ALPINE TRYOUTS Part 1 of the Alpine Eastern Team tryout is scheduled for March 18-19, 2010, at Whiteface Mountain, NY. The cost to participate in Part 1 of this tryout is $195. Applicants should use a standard event registration form and adhere to the registration deadline of February 25, 2010. Part 1 of the Alpine tryout will focus primarily on skiing skills in all conditions, terrain and situations. There will be some evaluation throughout the exam of personal character, communication skills and leadership skills. Those selected at this tryout will be considered to be on the Alpine Eastern Team during the time leading up to Part 2 of the tryout. Part 2 of the Alpine tryout will be held in March 2011. This will be a one or two day tryout that will focus on coaching and presentation skills. If you are considering the Alpine Eastern Team tryout and have additional questions please e-mail or call: Terry Barbour, Alpine Eastern Team Coach, tbar@madriver.com Mickey Sullivan, Director of Education and Programs, msullivan@psia-e.org NORDIC TRYOUTS The Nordic Eastern Team tryout is scheduled for March 18-19, 2010 at Whiteface Mountain, NY. This tryout will be held in conjunction with the Alpine Eastern Team tryout. The tryout will focus on skiing skills, coaching skills and presentation skills. Day 1 will focus on track/skate and Day 2 will focus Nordic downhill. The cost to participate in this tryout is $140. Applicants should use a standard event registration form and adhere to the registration deadline of February 25, 2010. There will be an opportunity for those that missed the 2010 tryout to participate in a 2011 tryout. However, it should be noted that those that elect to participate in the 2011 tryout will have to be a very strong candidate. Those selected in 2010 will remain on the Nordic Eastern Team and any newcomers will have to be strong enough to make that team. If you are considering the Nordic Eastern Team tryout and have additional questions please e-mail or call: Mickey Stone, Nordic Eastern Team Coach, cpage3@aol.com *Plans for the Eastern AASI tryouts and Adaptive tryouts are planned for 2011 ■

Race Training Events Don’t Get Any Better Than This by Brian Smith, Racing Committee Chairperson Mickey Sullivan, Director of Education & Programs

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his season will once again feature some of the best ski coaches in the east along with several world class guest coaches at our race events. All of the PSIA-E race events are staffed by our most experienced coaches and we have invited some top former Olympians, PSIA National Team members and special guest coaches to work with you at the race events. Diann Roffe; Olympic Gold medalist and World Cup Champion will be our guest coach at the Okemo Race event. We also hope to have former US Ski Team member and PSIA National Team member Dave Lyons coaching at our Bristol Mountain and Holiday Valley events (check the psia-e website for details). The Bristol event will also feature the National Sports Academy Head Coach and PSIA-E examiner Dave Wenn. This is just the start as we continue to line up great coaches for all the PSIA-E race events. If you have never taken a race camp event, this is the year to try it out! Racing is an excellent way to add excitement and variety to your skiing performance. It is a great way to develop the fundamental movements required to have a solid foundation of skills for all types of skiing, not just racing. Stretch your comfort zone and take the “intro” event if you have never raced before. If you are an avid racer, continue to challenge yourself and take a Slalom or GS event. All PSIA-E race events are open to members and non-members. Spread the word and bring family, friends and fellow race buddies to an event for great skiing, coaching and racing! Okemo Mov’n Fast Race Training event featuring guest coach Diann Roffe. Sponsored by Reliable Racing Supply Okemo Mountain Resort on January 11th–12th (2-day camp)           or January 11th-13th (3-day camp) Improve your gate skills in both GS and slalom. This event is for all levels of racers from advanced skiers wanting to learn how to race to the seasoned race veteran looking to knock a few seconds off their time. There will be group splits for all levels of ability. This event is sure to be a great way to sharpen your personal skills following a busy holiday season. And of course there will be video at this event. At this event we’ve put the “Race” back into the race camp. There are timed runs throughout the camp utilizing the newest version of Reliable Racing’s portable timing system. Reliable is also making some pole guards, shin guards and face masks available to campers for those that do not own this important equipment and want to give the slalom course a real test. Reliable Racing of Glen Falls, NY has been our gracious sponsor and partner throughout the years and is providing us with the latest technology in timing and equipment for our race events.

Jan 11-12 / 11-13 Jan 19-20 Jan 24-25 Feb 1-2 Feb 3-4 Feb 9-10 Feb 11-12 March 9-10

2009-10 Race Event Disciplines and Schedule Okemo, VT Slalom & Giant Slalom Butternut, MA “Intro” to Racing Waterville Valley, NH Slalom & Giant Slalom Bristol Mt, NY Slalom Only Holiday Valley, NY Giant Slalom Only Gore Mt, NY Slalom & Giant Slalom Gunstock, NH Giant Slalom Only Hunter Mt, NY Slalom & Giant Slalom

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We’re Looking for a Few Good Men and Women! Alpine DCL Team tryouts in March! Have you ever thought about being on the PSIA-E Education Staff? The Divisional Clinic Leader (DCL) is an important part of our education staff; the position serves many needs for our members, and gives the team member a great opportunity for professional growth. If you’re an Alpine Level III certified instructor, then you may want to consider trying out for the DCL Team. We’re looking for a few exceptional men and women who are dedicated and passionate about teaching skiing and coaching ski instructors. What is a DCL? • DCL Team members serve a four-year term on the team. During this term you are an important and integral part of the PSIA-E Education Staff. • You are considered by your fellow PSIA-E members and our ski schools to be a highly trained and up-to-date snowsport educator. Our PSIA-E members and our ski schools look to you to provide them with valuable information regarding personal skiing and ski teaching. • The training and understudy experiences, in which DCLs participate, provide a level of comprehensive information that is not readily or inexpensively available elsewhere. • DCLs are able to train with the best snowsports educators and coaches in the country to become better skiers and ski teachers at almost no cost, other than travel and lodging. • The DCL tryout will require advanced skiing skills beyond the basic Level III requirements, with a significant focus on the candidate’s Teaching and Presentation skills. • The DCL is not a prerequisite or path to the ETS or Examiner status. However service on the DCL team can serve as an excellent experience and training arena for the Development Team tryout if this is your desire.

This Season’s “Spa” Event …. for that “Ahhhhh, How Relaxing” Feeling

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or the past few seasons PSIA-E/AASI has scheduled what we will now be calling an annual “Spa” event. A “Spa” event is one held at a resort that offers many other amenities (in addition to skiing/riding), therefore making it an event to which a member might have a non-member spouse join them to enjoy the relaxation, pampering, great food, etc., which the resort has to offer. We work with the host resort to arrange a package for attendees to make it a real treat and a “Spa” get-away experience. This year’s “Spa” event is back at the beautiful Balsams Resort in Dixville Notch, NH. Yes, it may be a ways north for some, but it’s well worth the drive! You can link to The Balsams website to learn about all they have to offer at the VIPrivileges Partner Savings Program page of our eastern website. The PSIA-E/AASI Balsams Get-A-Way plan includes dinner & breakfast, all accommodations, and complete use of all facilities and hotel services. For 2010, rooms will be $119 per person, per night, double occupancy, and $169 per night, single occupancy. After you register for one of the PSIA-E/AASI events below, the office will send you an event confirmation with a link to a 2010 Balsams Resort reservation form. NOTE: All lodging is booked directly with The Balsams using this form, not through the PSIA-E office. Saturday and Sunday, February 27 and 28, 2010 Event # 183 Event # 184 Event # 451 Event # 663

Alpine Workshop Clinic Senior Alpine Workshop Clinic AASI Level 1 Exam Nordic Track/SkateTeaching/Skiing

The Balsams, NH The Balsams, NH The Balsams, NH The Balsams, NH

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So, why would you want to be a DCL – Alpine Educational Staff member? • Access to a more advanced and contemporary level of educational training. • Event understudy opportunities • Work possibilities at some events. Requirements to try out for the Alpine DCL Team are as follows: • Must be an Alpine Certified Level III member. • Be actively teaching skiing. • Submit your application and event fee by the registration deadline • Submit a resume and two letters of recommendation with your application (one letter should be from your snowsports school director or immediate supervisor) The 2010 DCL Tryout information: Hunter Mountain, NY: March 11-12, 2010 (registration deadline February 18, 2010) If you have further questions, please contact DCL Head Coach, Rick Metcalf, at: (ram2ski@verizon.net), or Director of Education & Programs, Mickey Sullivan, at: (msullivan@psia-e.org). ■

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VIPrivileges Want to know what PSIA-E/AASI privileges you get as a member? Look for this column in each SnowPro and we will let you know what is new – or remind you of things you should be sure to take advantage of…….

Attention all members! Announcing the 09-10 “Promote a Partner” Challenge! Here is another way to get involved and win some prizes! If the resort where you work is not currently participating in the VIPrivileges Partner Savings Program (VIP-PSP) how about talking to your resort marketing or public relations manager and asking them if they are aware of the program? And, ask them to contact us about being listed! Participating in the program is a great way for your resort to let more than 11,000 pre-qualified, potential customers know about all of the activities the resort has to offer – for FREE!! Or, if your resort is listed, but you think there are more activities they could offer, again, talk to the appropriate manager and ask them to contact us. Here is what you can win………. If your resort calls us, mentions your referral, and starts participating or increases their participation, both you and the marketing manager will receive your choice of a few PSIA-AASI logo items we have to offer as a special “thank you”. At the end of the season, one lucky referring member’s name will be drawn to win a $100 Ed Bucks Certificate for their efforts! Resorts that participate in the VIP-PSP program will receive: • Complimentary marketing of your year-round resort activities to the more than 11,000 active, vacation-oriented members of PSIA-AASI East. • A listing on the new sortable VIPrivileges Partner Savings Program page of our website, which includes a link to your resort page, your phone number, and opens to a document which outlines the activities and discounts your resort offers. • A logo designation on your on-line resort directory listing.

If you have not been to our website in a long time, please be sure to go there and spend some time looking around. There is a lot of new information, new services, and up-to-date information for quick reference. Save time and look there first when you have a question. It’s likely the answer is right there!! Check out these new and/or special events on the 2009-2010 event schedule: For Alpine members: Off-Piste Participants will explore the mountain and seek out ungroomed terrain while skiing within the boundaries of the ski resort. Both technique and tactics will be taught and explored during this course. This is a course that can be taken many times; the excitement of off-piste skiing is that conditions are seldom exactly the same. In Search of Corduroy Previously a senior event, this is now open to all ages. Participants will ski all available groomed terrain, with particular attention to developing the skills and techniques preferred with the modern ski designs. Level II and III - Part 1 Practice Exam with Video Included in this practice exam is video taping of your skiing during the session, allowing you and your trainer/examiner to review and suggest appropriate training or activities specific to your needs. This 2-day course is an excellent way to prepare for the exam, especially if you are uncomfortable in exam situations. The video tape will be available to you after the clinic. For AASI and Alpine members: Sunday-Double - Workshop (Alpine) or Rider Update (AASI) This two-day event covers the same material as the Alpine Workshop Clinic and AASI Rider Update (All Mountain Focus), BUT, will be held on two consecutive Sundays. Participants MUST attend both days to receive educational credit - no exceptions. For AASI members: One-Day “Ride with the Coach” Add an extra day to an already great Rider Rally weekend and be guaranteed to “Ride with the Coach”, Lane Clegg, AASI National Team Coach.

• 10% off SnowPro or web advertising. Not sure if your resort is participating? Go to our website and click on the snow-covered yellow labrador retriever to check out the list! Thanks for you support and for getting involved to help PSIA-AASI and your resort!

For AASI, Alpine, Tele and Adaptive members: U30 In this event, “it’s all downhill and it’s all sliding”, no matter what you are sliding on. If exploring the mountain with a group of your peers sounds like fun, this will be a great event for you! Open to members under the age of 31.

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National ASEA Report by Bill Beerman PSIA-E Representative to the ASEA Board of Directors

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t our Eastern Board of Directors meeting the Board voted Divisional Life Membership, with a request for National Life Membership endorsement from the ASEA Board of Directors, for two of our longtime valued volunteers: Peter Howard and Sherm White. It will my honor in presenting a proposal to the National Board of Directors for their approval in time to allow us to recognize both Peter and Sherm at our Snowsports Management Seminar this December at Mount Snow, VT. Come Multi-Mingle at the PSIA-NW Sun Valley Symposium 2010 This is a special year when the Northwest division invites other divisions to celebrate the season with friends and family. Northwest will be meeting with friends again from Intermountain, Northern Intermountain, Northern Rocky Mountain and the East! It’s never too early to plan for this event, so here is some up-to-date info to get you started: • 2010 Spring Symposium at Sun Valley, Idaho on April 9-11. You won’t want to miss this. Great clinic topics, clinicians that will inspire you, lots of information to keep you motivated all summer long, an amazing mountain, as well as fun in the sun! • Attend clinics on Saturday and Sunday, and with your registration you may also ski or ride with clinicians on Friday for FREE. Attendance at the Saturday

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and Sunday clinics will fulfill your PSIA-E continuing education requirement. • Family is, of course, welcome, and we will offer the Family Clinic tradition for your family members. Remember, they do need to be able to navigate easy blue terrain. Lodging will be at the Sun Valley Resort. There are reduced rates for PSIA members. To make reservations please phone 800.786.8259 and let them know you are with the PSIA/AASI group. To view pictures and layouts of the lodging please visit www.sunvalley.com and click on accommodations then on Sun Valley Lodge or Sun Valley Inn. The price is right and the fun opportunities abound. For more information and registration go to www.psia-nw.org Sign up soon through the PSIA-NW website. The Event Fee is $160 and registration deadline is March 15th. Lift tickets will be available for $30 per day for all attending. For updates throughout the season, log on to www.psia-nw.org and click on Symposium-Sun Valley – 9-11 April 2010. ■


Around the Regions

Region 1 (NH & ME) Tom Butler, Regional Director, reports: Hello Region 1. We had two pre-season regional meetings in November - at Waterville Valley and Sugarloaf. Hopefully you were able to attend and were able to cross it off your bucket list. These meetings are a great way for Ross and myself to hear directly what you are thinking about where the organization is going, or where you want it to go for that matter. For the spring, I’ve been contemplating a little informal meeting during the April Sunday River events to get anything that may have cropped up during the season. A new event will be offered at Waterville Valley on January 24 and 25, which is a Level I validation for NHARA and USSA members. It is a 2-day entrylevel course designed for coaches with 1-5 years of coaching experience. This isn’t a gate training or tactics event per se, but rather an opportunity to educate the coaches on “how” we deliver our message to the athlete via the Skills Concept and other PSIA teaching methodologies. I often have conversations with some of the coaches at Carrabassett Valley Academy and I’m always struck by how similar our objectives are. Here, now, is an event facilitated by some of our most experienced Education Staff that helps clarify our messages and really gets to the bottom of what good skiing is and how to coach it. For more information please contact Mickey Sullivan on this unique event. I finally would like to congratulate my partner in crime, Ross Boisvert, on the successful transfer of McIntyre Ski Area from the city of Manchester to himself. Although I haven’t researched this, Ross may be one of, if not the final family-run ski area in Region 1. Private ownership for the most part is a thing for the history books, but it is great to see Ross and McIntyre going the other way, from city-owned to a privately-owned area. Either Ross is the last in a long line, or perhaps he is the first in line for a new trend. At any rate, it’s wonderful and I wish him the best of luck.

Region 2 (VT) Steve O’Connor, Regional Director, reports: Welcome to winter! Some mammoth resorts have opened on natural snow recently, along with some

smaller ones here in the east. Mt. Snow and Sunday River have cornered the early season market for skiing/riding and rail jams. Speaking for Killington, the effort on snowmaking is as strong and committed as ever. In recent weeks of cold temperatures we have been stockpiling on upper elevations. With constant upgrades to our system this means a rapid expansion of coverage top to bottom as soon as the weather cooperates. So what, you say? Don’t forget the Pro Jam is at Killington this year, in December. As I write, my muscles are aching with that all familiar pain of lactic acid build up - guess I should have started working out sooner. I know the pain subsides as the muscles and body gains back its flexibility and strength. It’s really fun to focus again on those activity-specific squats and balancing acts on one leg while waving a weight over my head with my arms. Total body movement: legs, arms and shoulders and the coordination with the core. If you are not a total jock (like me) there is still time to get your butt motivated. It’s on! Work hard now, you will not regret it. With regard to listening and meeting your needs as Region 2 members I have to assume that everyone is content and well informed. Our region can be considered the hub of events. As a result our members have access to premier events without the traveling expenses. With this said, Curtis Cowles, Regional Rep, and I intend to move around Vermont this winter attending events and meeting with as many of you as possible – a “grass roots” approach. As an example: If your resort is holding a large meeting or event and you would like one of us there to listen or offer information about PSIA-E, please contact me. oconnor@together.net or 802-234-4032. Have a great winter and stay committed to making a change. Thanks for reading.

Region 3 (MA, CT and RI) David Welch, Regional Representative, reports: With another sliding season upon us you’re most likely getting ready to - or have already – sign up for some sort of event from the Eastern Divisions mega event schedule for 2009-2010. If so, now’s the time to check out the PSIA- Eastern Division website for some great information that can make your experience at the event even more enjoyable! There are two new web links that contain some valuable information; they are the Event Logistics Information link and the Lodging for Your Event link. The Event Logistics site provides answers to most commonly asked questions about events, and the Lodging site can help you find a place to stay and also check to see if any discounts are offered.

Check out the website today for all of the information on what’s happening in the Eastern Division. Every three years each region elects two representatives to the Board of Directors. This year it is our turn to hold elections, and if you are interested it is your time to get involved in the organization! Whether you are throwing your hat in the ring for an elected position or are interested in serving on one of the standing committees, now is the time. This issue of the SnowPro has all the information on the upcoming election. THINK SNOW!!!

Region 4 (PA & NJ) Steve Kling, Regional Director, and Eric Jordan, Regional Representative, report: The best thing to report is that the long range forecast is for a colder than normal winter in the East, and a colder and snowier winter in the mid-Atlantic. Nothing to take to the bank, but at least cause for optimism at winter approaches. We are planning on holding two Regional Meetings this season. Tentatively, they are scheduled for Wednesday, January 27, at Elk Mountain, and Monday, March 1, at Whitetail. You’ll all receive confirmation of the dates as we get into the season. The regional meetings are an excellent opportunity for us to learn your concerns about our Association, and also to give the members (hopefully) a better understanding of why we do some of the things we do. Finally, we bring you a few fun facts, courtesy of NSAA: Seems that skier visits nationwide were down 5.5% last season (but it was still the 4th biggest year ever for the U.S.) All parts of the country experienced a decline in skier visits except NSAA’s “Southeast” region, which corresponds to our Regions 4 and 7. Region 7 had about a 2% increase in skier visits, while the states of Pennsylvania and New Jersey all of Region 4 - experienced a 9% increase in skier visits last winter. Seems like Region 4 carried the water for the rest of the country. Great job!

Region 5 (Western NY State) Steve Howie, Regional Director, and Ron Kubicki, Regional Representative, report: With the Ski/Snowboard Season about to start, most areas are busy with preparations for staff training. Each season it takes a few days of skiing and the interaction at clinics to help many of us get back into the grove of teaching again. So, as an incentive to attend the Fall Region 5 meeting we thought we might combine a training seminar with the meeting. continued next page

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As mentioned in the Early Fall Issue of the SnowPro, we have plans for two Region 5 Meetings for this fall - they will be November 21 at Holiday Valley and November 22 at Bristol Mountain. The meetings will be part of two Indoor Training Seminars that are open to all Region 5 Members. Presenters for this year’s Seminar will be PSIA/AASI National Demo Team Members Jeb Boyd and Tom Morsch. Come and join Jeb and Tom (just back from National Team Training out West) as they explore Contemporary Skiing and Riding Movement Patterns. Space is limited so don’t wait to sign up. You won’t want to miss it. To Register for Holiday Valley, November 21: email Ron Kubicki at rkubicki@holidayvalley.com with your Name and School. To Register for Bristol Mountain, November 22: email Steve Howie at showie@bristolmt.com with your Name and School. Cost: $10 – Includes lunch. Registration/Check-in: 8:30am Get Reacquainted: 8:30 - 9:00am - Meet with old friends. Coffee and pastries will be served. Region 5 Meeting: 9:00 – 9:45am Seminar: 10:00am – 3:30pm Even if you can’t attend the seminar, stop in for the Region 5 meeting. As always, if you have any feedback or concerns please contact any of the following Region 5 Representatives: Region 5 BOD and Committee Members: Steve Howie - Regional Director: showie1@rochester.rr.com Ron Kubicki - Region Representative, PSIA-E VP: rlkubicki@yahoo.com Debbie Goslin - SSMC Chairperson: debbieGos@aol.com Wendy Frank - SSMC Representative: wendy.frank@holimount.com Rick Downing - AE&CC: rdown@frontiernet.net Lee Dame – Children’s Committee: leedame@rochester.rr.com

Region 6 (Eastern NY State) Cherisse Young, Regional Representative, reports: Last week I had to use my automatic car starter to warm the car up before work, which means winter is just around the corner. So, this week the flip flops and shorts got put away and the fleece vests, sweaters and boots now populate my closet. I also started looking for all my “ski stuff.” Since I had to take last season off because I was pregnant, I realized that finding my ski stuff after two years might be a real test for my memory…has anyone

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seen my gloves? Anyway, it got me thinking that if I am having this much trouble locating all my ski stuff, I should also revisit all my teaching stuff as well. Fall is a great time to take out those teaching manuals, or, better yet, visit PSIA’s Movement Matrix at www.psia.org and get reacquainted with all things related to ski and snowboard teaching. If the “locals” are correct, the cold wet summer we just experienced is going to reward us with a cold snowy winter, and here in Region 6, and the whole Eastern division, that’s great news. So, here’s to a great season, and, as always, don’t hesitate to contact Regional Director, Scott Allard (allardc@frontiernet.net) or me (cyoung@ mhcable.com) if you have any questions or concerns.

Region 7 (States south of PA & NJ) Paul Crenshaw, Regional Representative, reports: Greetings from the south. By the time you are reading this the beautiful fall weather hopefully has been replaced with the start of winter at your area. Our snow guns will be going day and night trying to get the stuff down that we all like to play on. If you have not yet reviewed the events offered

for the season, please do so soon. You will notice that we have a lot to choose from in Region 7. Remember that the more events that get filled each season, the better chance we have the following season of getting just as many offerings. Your friends will appreciate not having to drive far north to participate in an event since it is being offered in our region. This season we plan to have our Region 7 Meeting at Wintergreen Resort. The meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, February 24, 2010. Wintergreen is hosting several ski and snowboard events on Wednesday and Thursday and we hope that this increases the attendance at our meeting. If you have never attended a regional meeting please plan to do so. At the end of March, 2010, the terms on the Board of Directors for John Cossaboom and me will expire. In this SnowPro you will find information about running for the next 3-year term on the Board. These 2 positions are very important to our organization and so I ask that some of you consider being put on the next ballot to run for election. If you are interested and have any questions about the positions that are not answered in the SnowPro, feel free to contact John or me and we will try to help. I hope you have a wonderful season. ■

Snowsports School Management

by Debbie Goslin Chair, SnowSports School Management Committee

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all re-hire meeting is this weekend: Parka list (check), schedules (check), pay rates (check), ordered the donuts (check). If you’re a director, you know the drill and you also know the thrill. I say thrill, in anticipation. This meeting is the start of our new season. Some instructors I’ve seen over the summer, bike riding or boating. Others I have not seen since March. It’s like going back to the dorm – everyone is excited to see one another, to talk about their summer, or their own personal certification goals for the season, or the new equipment they bought. For me, I like to stand aside and observe: Observe the “minors,” how they have grown in their lives the last 6 months, where they want to apply to school, etc.; observe my trusted veteran instructors – how many new skiers and riders will benefit this season from their knowledge and

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love of the sport? This is all part of being a SnowSports School Director – knowing and understanding your staff. As they say, “A good manager is only as good as the staff that surrounds them!” So, at our re-hire meeting we’ll go over the “What’s New…”, as well as continue the theme of marketing ourselves. Gone are the themes of “Why can’t we…”, or “We don’t…”, and in their place are “Should we try…”, or “How would something like this work…”. It is our job as managers to bring out the best in our staff and to listen to their thoughts and suggestions. As we prepare for another season, one great move is to bring your key instructors to the SnowSports School Management Seminar. It is a great way to get back into our sport, our profession, our passion. It is a very “positive” event of training and camaraderie. The dialogue and conversations on the lifts, in the hallways, and at the “bar” always center on ski and snowboard instruction. Hands are in motion making linked turns. Snowboarders are always jumping on imaginary boards. The season is upon us! Join us at the SnowSports School Management Seminar, December 1-3, at Mount Snow, VT. It will be the perfect jump-start to the season! ■


Absolutely AASI minute presentation, followed by a brief interview. The topics for your writing/presentation need not be confined/limited to snowboarding, unless you so choose. The possibilities are exciting and we look forward to seeing you at the tryouts. Hope you are all looking forward to a great season! ■

AASI Dev Team Tryouts by Ted Fleischer Eastern AASI Advisor

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es! It’s official! We have decided to hold a Dev Team Tryout this coming season!

So…….are you interested in becoming a member of the AASI Education Staff and Dev Team? Get yourself ready during the season; there will be a tryout on Thursday and Friday, April 1 and 2 , 2010 at Killington, VT. These tryouts are open to any AASI Level III member in good standing. Any AASI Level II member who is taking the April Level III exam may also apply for the Dev Team tryout. Should you not attain your Level III, your application fee of $215 will be refunded. No risk with that gamble! But, before you start ordering new business cards, you need to know the scoop. First of all, you should enjoy traveling. If you make Dev Team, you will be understudying other Educational Staff members at various mountains. You also need to commit time - approximately fifteen days per season. Quality coaching and bettering your own skills through training and understudying is your compensation; the Dev Team position does not come with a paycheck…to start. Still interested? Candidates will need to submit an event application (For event #495, signed by your School Director) by the March 10, 2010 deadline. We will also need your resume, along with a blurb outlining your five-year goals/plans, two letters of reference, and a 500-word writing sample (part of the responsibilities for Dev Team is to write articles for SnowPro and/or Pro Rider). You should get all of these items to the Eastern office, attention: Eileen Carr, by the deadline as well. We do allow some slack on that, but we do need all of these items at least a week, preferably 10 days, before the event! In addition to this paperwork, the evaluation process includes on-snow teaching and riding, and a 10-20

Are You a Good Rider? by Greg Fatigate AASI Dev Team Smugglers’ Notch, VT

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ere’s a conversation I’ve had almost too many times:

Kid: “Are you a good snowboarder?” Me: “Uh, I hope so because I’m about to be your instructor” Kid: “Well, how good are you? Can you do 540’s?” Me: (sarcastically) “Yeah, I kill it, I do 540’s blindfolded. Look, I’m the best that’s ever been,

Mohammed Ali, the greatest ever. Isn’t it a treat that you and I get to hang for a while today” Kid: “Well you’re not better than Shaun White. He’s the best! Can you even do a 1080?” It might go on like this for a little while longer before I ask the kid, “What does it take to be a good snowboarder?” The answer from the young student usually includes a shopping list of trick names found in video games with a sprinkling of indies, spins, flips, and pretzels. Next comes the hard question for the young student. I ask, “Are you a good snowboarder?” He/ She mulls it over for a little while, maybe even lays claim to a few tricks or tough trails that he/she has conquered. After all that childhood self-promotion I follow, “OK, are you happy after a day of snowboarding? Do you smile at least once or twice a day as a result of snowboarding? Do you look forward to going to the mountain to ride the next day?” Assuming the answer is yes to those questions, I tell the young student, “Then, you’re a good snowboarder.” My answer usually comes with a little disbelief, but also some relief. If you are smiling at the end of a run (or at least feeling some level of joy), then you are a good snowboarder - a great one in fact! That’s it. If it makes you happy at some point during the day, you must be doing something right. So, hopefully, everyone who comes out for a clinic, session, or a lesson fits continued next page

SEASON 2009-2010** AASI LEVEL II AND III EXAM PREREQUISITE INFORMATION AASI Courses which WILL count as an exam pre-requisite are: All Level 200 Courses and Level II Exam Prep Clinics (for those going for Level 2) All Level 300 Courses and Level III Exam Prep Clinics (for those going for Level 3) Skills for Riding Park & Rails, Skills for Riding Pipe and “Low Key It” Park & Pipe AASI Courses which will NOT count as pre-requisites are: Snowsports School Management Seminar (Resort Trainers Track or Standard Track) Rider Rally Weekend and/or one-day “Ride with the Coach” One-day Safe Coaching Clinics Accreditation Courses Riding Assessments (Riding Retakes) “Get ‘em Stoked” (Teaching Levels 1-4) Rider Updates Spring Rally Women’s “Ladies Choice” Event U30 Event ** Please check our website each season for the most up-to-date information

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that mold. That said, where are we left as professional instructors and coaches? Some would rationalize that if everyone was a good snowboarder/skier (from here out to be referred to as a slider to be fair and neutral), then why do they pay money for a lesson? One possible answer to that question is that we enhance the sliding experience. We observe what they are doing, find out a few things about their other interests and hobbies, and bring about a tip, trick, or move that in the end will enhance their already enjoyable experience. Maybe that tip or trick is just a different spin (no pun intended) on something they do already. We attempt to make the smile happen more frequently. Our participants like what they do and obviously want to make their time on the hill more successful. Even the new sliders want to (and will) smile at some point of the day. No matter who they are, where they come from, or why they are there, they want to smile and enjoy the sliding experience. That’s why they are here and that’s why we are here. To make all this happen we might find it advantageous to not be harsh or critical in assessment or feedback. Our job is not to be destructive and condescending. It is to be an assistant to an already positive experience. We are not critics. We are coaches, instructors, teachers. And, above all else, a human being deserves the amazing experience that we can help facilitate. They deserve to be good sliders, and we can assist. ■

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Adaptive Airtime

Check this Year’s Schedule...there’s something here for you! by John Lincoln PSIA-E Adaptive Advisor

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ere are some of the highlights of the Adaptive schedule for 2009-10:

• The PSIA National Adaptive Academy. This fabulous event will take place for the 22nd time December 6-13 at Breckenridge, Colorado in conjunction with the DSUSA Hartford Ski Spectacular. This is the premier Adaptive continuing education event. There is something for everyone from the brand new volunteer to the most experienced instructor. There are several tracks and numerous clinic choices, all conducted by a staff of the most experienced clinicians from various parts of the country. You can go for one day or all five. If you haven’t had the opportunity to Ski the Spec, then this should be on your wish list. Go to www.dsusa. org and click on the Hartford Ski Spectacular 2009 for all the details.

• Sit-Down Specials. If you have ever wanted to try mono skiing then we have the event for you. Kirsty Digger and John Swartwood, our two mono-skiing ABOE Staff members, will again run their highly acclaimed two-day Experiential Mono Ski course. These two days are geared for you to learn to mono-ski. There is plenty of hill time as well as complete background information on the equipment, proper fitting and general concerns for the mono-skier. This year’s event will be at Okemo, VT on March 8 and 9, 2010. And for those of you who want to gain more experience with the Bi-Ski then the Everything Bi-Ski, Beginning to End event at Holimont, NY on February 1 and 2, 2010 is just the event for you. There will be plenty for the brand new Bi-Ski instructors, as well as the seasoned veterans. In addition to all the basic info there will be plenty of time to learn to bi-ski by spending time on the hill in the equipment. • Adaptive Program Managers and Trainers – Snowsports School Management Seminar. For the third year in a row we will have an Adaptive track at the Snowsports School Management Seminar that will be at Killington, VT on December 1 to 3, 2009. One on-snow session will be skiing with National Team Member Geoff Krill to explore adaptive equivalent maneuvers and to discuss the proposed revisions to the Adaptive National Standards. Two more sessions will focus on “Mainstreaming – The Goals and Challenges of Inclusion”. There will be one indoor session and one session on-snow. And the fourth session will be an on-snow exploration of Adaptive Snowboarding. No need to be a rider as everyone is welcome to this exploratory session. The snow will be flying soon and we hope we see you at one or more of these events. ■

• Got exam jitters? Try an Exam Prep Course!! We will again offer two Exam Prep Courses – a oneday event for Level I and a two-day for Levels II and III. The objective is to provide attendees with a full description of the exam format and requisite standards, plus provide on-snow time for many of the exam requirements. Any and all questions will be entertained and encouraged. The first of these events will be at Mt. Snow, VT on January 25 and 26, 2010 and the second will be at Liberty Mt., PA on February 6 and 7. The Level I event will be on the first day and the Level II and III Event will be on both days. If you have any reservations about taking the next level of exam why not consider one of the Exam Prep courses - an ideal way to get rid of the jitters.

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New Adaptive Consulting Offering! The Goals and Challenges of Inclusion: Managing the Mainstreamed Student by Leslie White and Mary Ellen Whitney

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n order to prepare your snowsports pros with the tools needed to be successful, the Adaptive Board of Educators (ABOE) is offering a one-day consultation event for instructors, supervisors and trainers. This consult session will give attendees the teaching techniques to use with a class that may include a student with special needs. The clinic participants (8-10 people) can either ski or ride, since many of the techniques apply to both. Traditionally, students with special needs have been segregated from other students within our educational system and have come to our adaptive programs for ski and snowboard instruction. However, current educational trends demonstrate that including students with special needs within mainstream classrooms may have a positive influence on learning. Due to an increase of the number of children diagnosed with special needs, particularly autism spectrum disorders, parents are registering their children for regular group lessons. The educational inclusion model impacts our ski and snowboard lessons by often having a student with special needs in a group without disclosure of the student’s diagnosis. Success in lessons is determined by the ability of snowsport professionals to integrate special instructional methodology within the total group lesson. Just how this will unfold depends upon many factors. The dilemma for snowsport schools is when parents place children with special needs in “regular” ski or snowboard group lessons. The parent may or may not disclose that the child has special needs, with the expectation that your schools are able to successfully include the student in the lesson. This situation can create a problem for the unsuspecting instructor; the special needs student’s behavior may create challenges for the lesson. If this happens, not only may the identified child fail but the other class participants and the instructor may leave with a negative experience. The consult session is one day, usually 9:00 to 4:00. The clinic objective is to introduce the


concept of traditional education and mainstreaming. The clinician will help the participants identify and describe the types of disabilities and the behaviors that may be exhibited by the student with special needs. The session also offers the instructors methods for managing behavior of the special needs student and techniques for including students in the lesson. Snow pros will learn how to adapt curricula and instructional methods. The ABOE will also offer guidance to snowsports school management to establish a policy for mainstreamed students and how to develop guidelines to address individuals or parents who expect inclusionary group lessons. To request a clinic, please go to the PSIA-E web site and click on the Snowsports School Director Help Desk tab to find the “Managing the Mainstreamed Student Clinic” information. Then, complete the Request Form for Consulting or 1-Day Clinic Services and fax it to the PSIA-E office at 518-452-6099, attention Eileen Carr. For further information, please contact Eileen at 518-452-6095 x111, or ecarr@psia-e.org ■ Leslie White is the Adaptive Supervisor at Liberty Mountain Resort in Fairfield, PA. She is also the President of Blue Ridge Adaptive Snow Sports, Inc. Leslie is PSIA-E Adaptive Level III, PSIA-E Alpine Level II and Adaptive Clinic Leader for the ABOE. Mary Ellen Whitney directs the STRIDE Adaptive Ski Programs at Jiminy Peak Mt. Resort, Hancock, MA, Catamount Mountain in Hillsdale, NY, and Ski Sundown in New Hartford CT. She is PSIA-E Adaptive Level III, PSIA-E Alpine Level II and Adaptive Clinic Leader for the ABOE.

15 Below “Bring it On” Event coming to Killington (To run in conjunction with the MiniAcademy weekend on December 12 – 13, 2009) The early season 15 Below “Bring It On” event is a great way for the kids to tune up their skiing and riding with the pros and to get ready for the season. If the Spring Rally last season at Killington was any indication of the young talent out there and the fun that can be had, we’re sure this 15 Below event will be a blast! Gary “Griz” Caudle and others from the ACE staff look forward to seeing the “gang” in early December at Killington. Check out the 15 Below event application on the Eastern Division website in the “Forms” section. See you when the snow flies!

Kids. Kids. Kids.

Academy Invitation by Jeffrey W “Jake” Jacobsen PSIA-E Children’s Committee Chair ACE Team Member

So Many Options What is a Pro to Do? by Jeffrey W “Jake” Jacobsen PSIA-E Children’s Committee Chair ACE Team Member

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nless you have counted the listings on the PSIA-E Event Schedule you don’t realize there are 558 Educational Events listed! With that many available, what do you choose? Whatever your needs or motivation, it is important to choose events that will either improve your skiing/riding skills, or enhance your teaching/ coaching skills. And, most importantly, the experience should be enjoyable; yes, even exams should be enjoyable on some level! As you are creating your educational plan for the 2009/ 2010 season I would ask you to consider the largest demographic group seen by Snowsports Educators - the 16 years and under crowd! The data show that more than 70% of lessons provided are done so for people under the age of 16. Do you get a nervous feeling when the line-up supervisor sends you to a group of waiting 7-9 year olds? If so, it may be time to sign up for an event on the Children’s Schedule. Offerings include the PSIA–E Children’s Academy, Introduction to Kids Zone, Intermediate Kids Zone, Advanced Kids Zone, Kids Race, and Kids Bumps. Note: These events do not have to be taken in any order…there are no pre-requisites. The zone events will give you the opportunity to join a motivated group of instructors and an ACE team member as you learn to create fun and effective lessons in a specific learning zone. The race and bump events provide a great chance to ski with an ACE Team member as you learn to explore the resort playground. So, as you create your educational plan for the season, please consider an event from the Children’s Schedule for some fun and exploration. ■

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our PSIA-E Children’s Committee and the ACE Team cordially invite you to the 2009 PSIA–Eastern Children’s Academy

Where: When: What:

Stratton Mountain Resort 3 Day – December 7-9, 2009 2 Day – December 7-8, 2009 Mind, Body, and Snow – A Kinesthetic approach to coaching! What Else: Alpine Level 1 Exam December 7 – 9, 2009 AASI Level 1 Exam December 7 – 9, 2009 More? Stratton Mountain is holding a number of rooms at a special rate until November 15, 2009. Guests should call 1-800-STRATTON to make reservations and state they are with the PSIA-E Children’s Academy to receive special rate. Please note: not available online. Come explore the sensations of the fundamental movements and how to use these sensations to guide children to new levels of skiing and riding. Check out all of what Stratton has to offer and take away some new ideas for working with children. Session details are being worked out at press time, and this Academy promises to be a great one! We are really excited about this event. Check out event details on the PSIA-E website. Come to the PSIA-E Children’s Academy at Stratton Mountain for Fun, Education, and some great Skiing and Riding! ■

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Ski Racing for Everyone ….A Friendly Perspective by Julie West PSIA-E Nordic Examiner Mount Van Hovenberg, NY

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f you have been tempted to try some crosscountry ski racing, just for fun, but have felt intimidated because you’re “not that good” or don’t want to embarrass yourself, rest easy, you are not alone! And, you know what else? Nobody cares if you’re not that good! You will be met with encouragement all the way. Do a brief Internet search of the racing opportunities this winter, and you’ll realize that this is a fever worth catching. When you read about the numerous fun races, all over the place, for all ages, all distances, and some with unique themes, it becomes clear that racing is not just about going fast on skis. It’s not just about trying to beat people that are like an alien race, hell bent on defying the laws of gravity and friction in order to make Isaac Newton roll over in his grave. It is about a community of people that love skiing. We’re talking regular folks, like you, me, Grandma, and your ten-year-old kid. If they’re not racing, they are on the sidelines cheering others on, or at the feed stations tirelessly handing out energy drinks with a smile and a positive word, or taking your registrations and answering your questions. All for the love of the sport! How can I learn more, you ask? Well, I come from New York and live in the Garnett Hill area, so I am going to highlight NY racing. First, check out NYSSRA Nordic (www.nyssranordic.com). This is the mother organization of Nordic ski enthusiasts in NY State. Their sole purpose is to support and promote skiing and ski programs for all ages. By joining NYSSRA Nordic, you will be joining the community and have easy access to the races and events, informa-

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tion, and people that share your sport. You can join as an individual or a family. Ski clubs can also join. If you have kids involved in ski racing, and find yourself driving to races every weekend anyway, why not do some racing yourself and double the value of your gas dollar? Most of the NYSSRA series races have masters divisions in addition to the scholastic and youth divisions. The payback of joining NYSSRA as a family is well worth it, and it only costs pennies more than the modest price of joining as an individual. By joining, you avoid the headache of paying the $5 non-member insurance fee that sneaks onto to those registration forms. It pays for itself in a few races. Another great new benefit this year is that NYSSRA members will also be recognized as members of NENSA (New England Nordic Ski Association), and vice-versa. This opens up an entire world of fantastic ski races and events across our eastern border, broadens our community, and ups the ante if you are highly competitive. If you are not in it to compete with the big boys and girls and get the most points, how about setting some personal goals? The points you earn for finishing a NYSSRA series race (yes, all you have to do is finish to get points!), as well as for being anywhere in the top ten of your age group, can be fun to tally. Why not try to top last year’s total? How about a family total? My point is (pun not intended) is that ski racing is accessible to everyone, and, by participating, whether as a member or not, you will be supporting the sport, the community, and the future of Nordic skiing. There’s another huge benefit of committing to doing some racing – it gets you out there and helps increase your fitness like nothing else. If you decide right now to do a race, there is no better motivator to start training. Now you won’t blow off your workout sessions and ski days because you’re too tired or too busy. You will feel better, look better, and be healthier! OK, back to the races. There are short races, marathons, freestyle, classic, biathlon, ski-orienteering - something for everyone. Check out the NYSSRA and NENSA websites for the full list, and follow the links for the individual race information. Here is a review of the popular biggies: • The Craftsbury Ski Marathon, now in its 29th year, is New England’s largest XC ski event. This year it is on January 30, and there are big changes. It is no longer a point-to-point race. The new format reduces shuttle headaches, improves efficiency, and (my favorite) reduces the carbon footprint of the event. There’s a great new course that is a 25k loop, done once or twice. The loop

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brings you back to Craftsbury Center four times each lap, making it great for spectators, as the Nordic center is the hub of the event. There is also the extremely popular 25k food tour, where you sample food from the finest local chefs along the way. Skiing and eating don’t get better! Another change this year is a reduced registration fee can’t argue with that! • If you’ve never raced in the Lake Placid Loppet, it needs to be on your “must do” list. On the challenging and impeccably groomed Olympic trails at Mt. Van Hovenberg, this race speaks for itself. These guys know what they’re doing when it comes to putting on a race. 25 or 50k, classic or skate. Be there or be square. • By the time March rolls around, your spirits will be high, your body will be hard, and you’ll be watching the snowmelt with disappointment. Have no fear - there’s still snow on the Tug Hill Plateau. The Winona Forest Tourathon, formerly the well-known Tug Hill Tourathon, takes place the second week of March. This classic-only race is also new and improved, with a new 15k loop that can be skied one, two, or 3 times; improved grooming; improved electronic timing; and NYSSRA sanctioning. This race is held by the Winona Forest Recreation Association, formerly the Tug Hill Ski Club, which is a volunteer organization that maintains 70 miles of trails. Come out and support the fine work they do! This is just a short introduction to what is out there for you. You don’t have to drive far to find a race and catch the fever. Check out the schedules and start planning now! ■


Nordic Event Descriptions for the Upcoming Season by Mickey Stone PSIA-E Nordic Coordinator

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ell, the first snow has been down in the mountains in early October, enough to even slide on with a few rolls. Arapahoe Basin sets a 60-year record by being open the earliest since its inception, and the East is slated for a snowy and cold winter due to the current El Niño/La Niña effects in the Pacific Ocean. The US National Team held its Nordic Combined and Ski Jumping at Lake Placid on October 10, and Todd Lodwick won the combined and Nick Alexander the Ski Jumping. All of this was done on plastic carpet and roller skis. Pretty amazing to watch people fly in the air with no snow and fly down hills and climb on pavement. I think if global warming does take over, we will have an increase in Nordic participation world wide due to plastic carpets and roller skis. You can do it anywhere! Each season they have been hosting this event at Placid at peak fall foliage time. You cannot believe your eyes and senses when you see these athletes jumping in the air with the fall foliage in the background along with the massive jumping structures towering over you like a stone monolith. Mark your calendars and get there next season to view this spectacular event. We would like to welcome and congratulate Craig Panarisi as the new Ski School Director of Stratton Mountain, VT. Craig has been a 5-time Nordic Demo Team member, 2-time Nordic Demo Team Coach, and formerly SSD at Tamarack Mt., ID. At our event at Stratton we will be honoring and roasting his big leap from the West to the East. Way to go Craig! Stay tuned for the next SnowPro when we will highlight Ed Hale from Keene Valley, NY, who has received the Regional Life Award. Ed teaches at Whiteface, NY, so when you see Ed, congratulate him. Also to come, more teaching scenarios and debuting our Second Argentina Off-Piste Backcountry Trip in August 2010. Please view the event descriptions below and sign up for some of our diverse Nordic Events staffed by our dedicated Nordic Educational Staff. Check the Nordic Schedule for dates.

MIDSEASON EVENT DESCRIPTIONS Nordic Downhill Level I/Upgrade/Alpine Xover/Learn-To at Holiday Valley, NY, Seven Springs, PA, Gunstock, NH, and Sunday River, ME, Wachusset, MA, and Mount Abram, ME. Beginner progressions and movement analysis along with skier improvement will be the focus of these events. Utilizing the Telemark Components and understanding the many ways to introduce and learn the Telemark turn are the goals. Lots of skiing and practice teaching to insure the participant can tele, understand and teach the sport upon completion are our goals. The Level I Festivals will include other clinics, races, demo equipment and a party. The Learn-To events are specifically for participants just new to the sport who want to spend time slowly developing on easy terrain. Alpine X-over events are for participants who are comfortable with speed control and can ski a broader range of terrain while still learning the telemark turn. Teaching/Skiing at Okemo, VT, Stratton, VT, and Wildcat, NH, are for participants that have at least a novice to above understanding of telemark skiing. This event will review the components of a telemark turn and how these basic movements can be taught successfully to diverse styles of students. Creative activities, small progressions, exercises coupled with movement analysis to target the concerned areas of students will allow people to learn to teach effectively. The group’s level will dictate the areas we teach in, all levels will be explored. You can obtain a Level I at these events. In the Teaching/Skiing clinics an equal component on skiing and teaching improvement will be included as well as your own needs for this upgrade. Video Ski Improvement at Bromley, VT, Elk Mt., PA, Mountain Creek, NJ, Blue Knob, PA, and Sugarloaf, ME, allows the telemark skier to specifically be coached on their level of telemark skiing to date. Movement analysis, personal lesson plans with activities crafted to meet your needs individually is our goal. Visual cues and markers for feedback that you can control as you improve will be taught. You should be able to negotiate blue square terrain before arriving (you might have some stance issues, but we’re used to that). We can share why and what we did with others in the group or it can be all about you! A great clinic to improve your skiing. Lots of video and skiing with the focus just on you! Ski Improvement at Whiteface Mt., NY, will take in the spring conditions and apply it to your technique improvement. They have new glades and the steepest runs in the east. Ed Hale Regional Life Party also included. Intro to Trees at Bretton Woods, NH. This mountain has some fantastic blue square tree lines all over the place. If you are a blue square telemarker and thinking about getting into the trees, this is the clinic for you. A relaxed pace, lots of feedback, personal

coaching, skiing improvement, safety and picking negotiable routes are the syllabus for this course. Wide-open spaces and uncrowded conditions will add to your fun. Glades Adv/Interm at Jay Peak, VT, a premier ski area for skiing in the trees all day. This event is for intermediate and advanced skiers. More of a performance-based teaching style will be utilized here. Skiing with feedback, along with an occasional activity or drill to help will be our style. Lots of exploration and search for the best snow quality and how to read a mountain will also be part of this event. Safety measures and efficient skiing utilizing a high degree of visual acuity will be explored. Also, at Gore Mt., NY, Trees/Steeps All Levels will combine the Intro to the advanced teaching. Groups will be split on beginner, intermediate and advanced. Bump/Trees at Mad River Glen, VT, will mix tree and bump skiing together in their many skiable acres under the canopy. Safe skiing using a high degree of visual acuity along with the strategies and techniques to ski bumps and trees will be shared. A more learn-to group and advanced group will comprise the split for this event. Some of the most unique trails and conditions, so be ready for anything. This event is a must for all tele skiers. Premier Off-Piste Intermediate/Advanced at Smugglers’ Notch, VT, and Timberline, WV. Though there will be some resort skiing, both these mountains have hidden glades and challenges all over them. Plus, they posses numerous routes outside the area to explore. When we say exploration that is what we mean. Be ready to hike, tour and climb. Our goal is to find the best snow and trees somewhere on or near the surrounding mountain environment. There are always two groups to take care of the pacing needs. Safety and endurance are strictly adhered to in these clinics; at times, suggestions will be made for your enjoyment. A great way to improve your off-piste skiing performance! Normally, this clinic is more of an experiential learning environment as opposed to a task-teaching environment. The advanced group will be looking to find the best spots all day. Your skis could be in some rough places so come with the attitude that they are merely a replaceable tool (that is a disclaimer if the snow is low). Usually, tips/suggestions and then ski is the common model we use. Intermediate to advanced, solid Blue Square and above. Be prepared with a small pack for water and grub. U30 at Mount Snow, VT, is for any certified Telemark skier who is under the age of 30. Yes, you heard it, under 30; plus, the clinician from our staff will also be under 30. I guess if you are in your early 30s that is ok too. Geared to be a spirited and youthful clinic driven by the topics of the group. Get out there youngsters…….No more OLD SCHOOL from the ancients!

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Norwegian Tele Fling at Sugarbush Lincoln Peak, VT. This is our end-of-the-year fun, sun, bumps, corn and video, have great time, clinic. The content is on skiing at your pace with tips for improvement and how to teach less structurally and more to the senses. We will be having a National Nordic Demo Team Member there moving from group to group to share their expertise. Plus, there will be extra PSIA-E Examiner staff on site also. SO, imagine all these fantastic folks skiing together at the end of the season. What a great way to be around a lot of talented people all sharing together. Plus a Huge Tele Norwegian Party on Saturday. This is the one to “be at”! End your year on a great note. Exams at Gore Mt., NY., Level II/III, DCL, Dev. Team. See Study Guides on the website for more detail. Spring Rally at Mount Snow, VT. Anything goes here. Level I to advanced, to off-piste, bumps or the park - we will service any of your needs. Telemark race included and the Norwegian Party will be there. Usually this event is fun and light hearted; you dictate the amount of info you want. Let’s get a HUGE turnout for this! Nordic Track/Skate Early Season Primer at Lapland Lake, NY, and Trapp Family Lodge, VT, will review contemporary teaching activities and lesson plans for both classic and skating, along with skiing demos for teaching and ski improvement for the instructor. This event will get you ready to teach for the season by reviewing all the major components. Level I/Upgrade at Bristol Mt., NY, and Gunstock, NH, is for skiers to become Level I certified or to attend and upgrade if already certified. Level I explores teaching, skiing and professional knowledge of Nordic Track Skiing and the upgrade can be geared specifically to the participant’s needs. Both classic and freestyle will be covered. The Gunstock event is more of a teaching/skiing event to train instructors how to classic ski. Skiing/Teaching at The Balsams, NH, is for any certified member to get their upgrade. Topics by your choice, plus an overview of contemporary movements in classic/skate techniques. Classic Ski/Teach at Bolton Valley. VT. At this event you can acquire a Level I, upgrade or exam prep. Teaching scenarios, activities, progressions, and kids games for each classical discipline will be shared. Time will be set aside for you to teach your group and gain practice, preparation and feedback on your lesson plan and delivery. Skiing improvement, movement analysis and creating teaching programs will also be reviewed. As always, your questions and topics will guide the direction of activity.

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Skating Ski/Teach at Oles XC, VT. See the above, but in the skating discipline only. Advanced Skiing w/Video at the Olympic Sports Center, Mount Van Hovenberg, NY, uses the video as a tool for the participant to improve all aspects of their Nordic package. Individual coaching and personalized lesson plans will be delivered to you. There will be many chances to see yourself on film so you can see the changes we can develop together. Both disciplines will be covered. A great way to change your skiing and understanding of what you are doing. Waxing and fitting gear will also be reviewed. Intermediate to above skiing level. Movement Analysis w/Video at Jackson XC, NH, will have some of the above content, but this event will specifically use the video as a tool for you to learn to improve your teaching by prescribing proper teaching scenarios by what you see in the video. Great for coaches and kids instructors who are in seasonal programs. Lite Backcountry Tour at Garnet Hill Lodge, NY, and Bolton Valley, VT. Light touring gear as compared to performance track gear is recommended. Ankle high boots with support, 75 mm, NNN BC or SNS BC bindings and skis with waist of 50-60 mm and tip/tail 70-85 ¾ edge (your choice, no matter) are recommended. Climbing, descending and traveling in off-piste snow will be covered in the technique area as well as fitting equipment. What should go in a daypack and how to use will also be covered. A long day tour or two tours depending on the situation will allow us to practice the parts that will be detailed. Climbing, traveling, descending, transitioning, hydration, energy, timing and orienteering will be topical areas we will cover in greater depth before departing, or en route. To bring: wax or waxless skis (bring wax no matter what), daypack, hydration, food, clothing,

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repair kit, first aid (we will have for all), compass and map. Garnet Hill in the Adirondack Mountains makes this a beautiful and diverse area for us to explore. Strategies for overnight will also be reviewed. Exams at Mountain Top, VT, 3/13-14. Level II/ III, Dev. Team. See Study Guide on the website for more details. Backcountry Accreditation Collecting Data 1/30-31 at Maple Wind Farm, 1035 Carse Rd, Huntington, VT. We will be climbing, testing snow conditions, traveling and getting everyone oriented with transceivers. This is the second part to the BC Accreditation and the introductory portion to all the dryland info we covered at Mount Snow. You will be in the Camel’s Hump region and Bolton Valley. We will be emphasizing leading, traveling, pacing, skinning, snow conditions, downhill skiing and route-finding skills. There is a yurt on the property where you can stay for this event. Call 802-434-7257. Call ahead for booking. Putting It All Together 2/27-28 at Maple Wind Farm, VT, consists of the group performing most of the following tasks: digging and analyzing snow pits, retrieving buried beacons, route selection, pacing/ breaks, downhill, traveling/uphill techniques, basic first aid scenarios and temporary shelters. The goal of these last two days is for the participants to make the proper decisions at the right time depending on the group and conditions. Summiting Mt. Mansfield or Camel’s Hump will be part of this tour, unless weather permits other tours. ■


In Memoriam John Lucas, of Fitchburg, MA, has passed away at the age of 53. He was an Alpine Level III member of PSIA-E, and a Snowboard Level I member of AASI. He joined in 1980. He taught at Wachusett Mountain Snowsports School, MA. Bruce Marshall, of Carroll, NH, passed away on February 26, 2009 at the age of 73. He was an Alpine Level I member of PSIA-E, having joined in 1982. He taught at Nashoba Valley Ski School, MA, and Bretton Woods Ski & Snowboard School, NH. Bruce’s son Jamie has informed us that Bruce graduated from Springfield College and Dean College with degrees in PE and History. He taught at the Chelmsford, MA, High School, and started the ski club there in the 1970’s. The club is still active today. In college he played football and later he played minor league hockey. He loved teaching kids. Dennis M Mayse, of Harleysville, PA, passed away on September 5, 2009, at the age of 66 of apparent heart failure while on his usual 60mile, Saturday morning bicycle ride. He was an Alpine Level I member of PSIA-E, having joined in 2007. He taught at Bear Creek Ski & Snowboard School, PA. Richard Scott Landis, fellow instructor at Bear Creek, shares the following: “Dennis was a very active, extremely fit athlete who was quite passionate about bicycling, skiing, and ski instruction. Just three years ago, Dennis suffered a broken leg while skiing in January of that year, and intensely rehabbed himself to where he was actively riding bicycle again in May …. (he) was aspiring to soon become a Level II.  He started his teaching “career” as an ASIA instructor (Amateur Ski Instructors Assoc) …. He was quite avid in promoting skiing, taking lessons, and encouraging fellow skiers to become instructors. Dennis will be greatly missed.” Charles Reeves, of South Pomfret, VT, passed away at his second home in Frisco, North Carolina on October 2, 2009, at the age of 59. He was an Alpine Level III member of PSIA-E, having joined in 1983. He was long time Director of the Suicide Six. PSIA-E/AASI extends its heartfelt sympathy to family and friends of our passing members. ■

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# = Events non-members may attend for $25 additional fee * = Events with limited attendance; may fill prior to deadlines! R = Events Open to Registered members ^ = Night event are 4pm – 10pm – Register at 3pm P = Qualifies as Exam Prerequisite Weekend events are highlighted in blue. M = Multi-Discipline, coach may or may not be on the same equipment as you If openings are available after the deadline date, members may be admitted based on availability. A $25 non-refundable late fee will be charged, please contact the office 518-452-6095 to inquire on availability. Absolutely no walk-ons will be admitted to any event.

(Open all members and some open to non-members for an additional $25)

FEATURE EVENTS Key No Event R # 015 Snowsports School Management Seminar R# R# R# R * * RP* R RP R

401 703 702 701 021 023 024 057 246 279 281

Safe Coaching Children’s Academy Children’s Academy Alpine Level I Exam Mini Academy Masters Academy Snow Pro Jam Women's Seminar U30 – Alpine Spring Academy Alpine Spring Rally

Description For Directors & Supervisors 2 1/2 days, banquet 1 day; for All disciplines 2 days - Keynote 3 days - Mind - Body - Snow 3 days at Children's Academy 2 days; for Level III members 5 days,banquet/video,Level III 5 days,banquet/video, Reg-L2 2 days; female members only Certified Members 30 & Under 4 days; Eastern Team staffed 2 days; Après Ski party

Event DCL Prep DCL Prep East Team Prep DCL Prep DCL Prep DCL Prep

Location Hunter Mtn, NY Cannon Mtn, NH Sugarbush, VT Elk Mountain, PA Stowe, VT Mount Snow, VT

RACE EVENTS

Key R# R# R# R#

No. 755 756 758 761

Event Slalom & Giant Slalom Slalom & Giant Slalom Intro To Racing Slalom & Giant Slalom

LEVEL I VALIDATION

Key R R R

No. 751 752 753

Event NYSSRA- USSA NYSSRA- USSA NYSSRA- USSA

SPECIALTY EVENTS

Key R R R R R R R R R R R R

No. 033 047 042 049 053 066 089 094 115 125 138 152

Event Search Corduroy Search Corduroy Off Piste Search Corduroy Trees & Steeps Search Corduroy Search Corduroy Off Piste Search Corduroy Park Skills Search Corduroy Search Corduroy

No. 035 043 069

Dates Dec 01-03

Deadline 11/11/09

Mount Snow, VT Stratton Mountain, VT Stratton Mountain, VT Stratton Mountain, VT Killington, VT Killington, VT Killington, VT Windham Mtn, NY Mount Snow, VT Mount Snow, VT Mount Snow, VT

$105 $155 $205 $205 $195 $469 $409 $150 $138 $335 $180

Dec 04 Dec 07-08 Dec 07-09 Dec 07-09 Dec 12-13 Dec 14-18 Dec 14-18 Jan 13-14 Mar 13-14 Mar 25-28 Mar 27-28

11/11/09 11/16/09 11/16/09 11/16/09 11/20/09 11/23/09 11/23/09 12/23/09 02/19/10 03/05/10 03/05/10

Event Senior Workshop Senior Workshop Senior Seminar

REINSTATEMENT EVENTS

Key No. Event 250 Reinstatement

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Deadline Dates Key No. Event Dec 21-22 11/30/09 169 DCL Prep Jan 21-22 12/30/09 173 DCL Prep Jan 25-26 01/04/10 174 East Team Prep Jan 27-28 01/06/10 217 East Team Prep Jan 27-28 01/06/10 236 DCL Exam Feb 03-04 01/13/10 272 East Team Exam

Location Snowshoe, WV Gore Mountain, NY Gore Mountain, NY Whiteface Mtn, NY Hunter Mtn, NY Whiteface Mtn, NY

Deadline Dates Feb 22-23 02/01/10 Feb 24-25 02/03/10 Feb 24-25 02/03/10 Mar 04-05 02/11/10 Mar 11-12 02/18/10 Mar 18-19 02/25/10

(Open to all members – Open to Non-members for additional $25) 3 days - $250 / 2 days - $180

Location Okemo, VT Okemo, VT Butternut, MA Waterville Vly, NH

Deadline Dates Jan 11-12 12/21/09 Jan 11-13 12/21/09 Jan 19-20 12/29/09 Jan 24-25 01/04/10

Location Windham Mtn, NY Holiday Valley, NY Labrador, NY

Deadline Dates Key No. Event Dec 05-06 11/13/09 R 754 PARA-USSA Dec 12-13 11/20/09 R 760 NHARA-USSA Dec 19-20 11/27/09

Location Bromley Mtn, VT Wisp, MD Smugglers, VT Holimont, NY Jay Peak, VT Cannon Mtn, NH Elk Mountain, PA Stowe, VT Mount Snow, VT Mtn Creek, NJ Jiminy Peak, MA Camelback, PA

Deadline Dates Jan 07-08 12/17/09 Jan 11-12 12/21/09 Jan 11-12 12/21/09 Jan 13-14 12/23/09 Jan 13-14 12/23/09 Jan 19-20 12/29/09 Jan 27-28 01/06/10 Jan 27-28 01/06/10 Feb 03-04 01/13/10 Feb 07-08 01/18/10 Feb 09-10 01/19/10 Feb 11-12 01/21/10

Key R# R# R# R# R#

No. 765 772 766 767 770

Event Slalom Only Giant Slalom Only Slalom & Giant Slalom Giant Slalom Only Slalom & Giant Slalom

Location Bristol Mtn, NY Holiday Valley, NY Gore Mountain, NY Gunstock, NH Hunter Mtn, NY

Deadline Dates Feb 01-02 01/11/10 Feb 03-04 01/13/10 Feb 09-10 01/19/10 Feb 11-12 01/21/10 Mar 09-10 02/16/10

(Open to PSIA, NYSSRA, NHARA, PARA or USSA, members ) 2 days - $130

Key R R R R R R R R R R R R

No. 162 172 195 212 216 208 227 233 241 270 267 287

Event Trees & Steeps Search Corduroy Trees & Steeps Search Corduroy Search Corduroy Park Skills Stance & Alignmt Search Corduroy Off Piste Search Corduroy Park Skills Park Skills

Location Blue Mountain, PA Waterville Vly, NH

Deadline Dates Jan 05-06 12/15/09 Jan 24-25 01/04/10

(Open to all members) 2 days - $145 Location Gore Mountain, NY Attitash, NH Mad River Glen, VT Liberty Mtn, PA Mt Sunapee, NH Holiday Valley, NY Bromley Mtn, VT Blue Mountain, PA Mad River Glen, VT Windham Mtn, NY Whiteface Mtn, NY Killington, VT

Deadline Dates Feb 22-23 02/01/10 Feb 24-25 02/03/10 Mar 01-02 02/08/10 Mar 03-04 02/10/10 Mar 03-04 02/10/10 Mar 03-04 02/10/10 Mar 08-09 02/15/10 Mar 11-12 02/18/10 Mar 11-12 02/18/10 Mar 17-18 02/24/10 Mar 17-18 02/24/10 Mar 31-Apr 1 03/10/10

(Open to all members - Recommended for members age 55 and over) 2 days - $138

SENIOR TOUR

Key R R R

Price $225

(Open to Level III members) DCL Exam –$225, E-Team Exam - $195, Prep – 2 days - $148

TEAMS Key No. 029 071 086 088 092 114

Location Mount Snow, VT

Location Bromley Mtn, VT Smugglers, VT Bretton Woods, NH

Deadline Dates Jan 07-08 12/17/09 Jan 11-12 12/21/09 Jan 21-22 12/30/09

Location Belleayre Mtn, NY

Deadline Dates Key No. Event Mar 15-17 02/22/10 278 Reinstatement

Key R RP RP

No. 184 253 299

Event Senior Workshop Senior Bumps Senior Bumps

Location The Balsams, NH Belleayre Mtn, NY Sunday River, ME

Deadline Dates Feb 27-28 02/05/10 Mar 15-16 02/22/10 Apr 05-06 03/15/10

3 days; Call for requirements - $205 plus dues and reinstatement fee

PSIA-E / AASI SnowPro • Fall 2009

Location Mount Snow, VT

Deadline Dates Mar 24-26 03/03/10


Alpine Schedule for 2009 - 2010

Key:

# = Events non-members may attend for $25 additional fee * = Events with limited attendance; may fill prior to deadlines! R = Events Open to Registered members ^ = Night event are 4pm – 10pm – Register at 3pm P = Qualifies as Exam Prerequisite Weekend events are highlighted in blue. M = Multi-Discipline, coach may or may not be on the same equipment as you If openings are available after the deadline date, members may be admitted based on availability. A $25 non-refundable late fee will be charged, please contact the office 518-452-6095 to inquire on availability. Absolutely no walk-ons will be admitted to any event.

ART – ALPINE RESORT TRAINER

Key No. 046 048 070 082

Event ART Workshop ART Workshop ART Workshop ART Workshop

WORKSHOP CLINICS

Key R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R

No. 022 028 031 056 059 067 075 098 112 120 124 148 156 159 164

Event Workshop Clinic Workshop Clinic Workshop Clinic Workshop Clinic Workshop Clinic Workshop Clinic Workshop Clinic Workshop Clinic Workshop Clinic Workshop Clinic Workshop Clinic Workshop Clinic Workshop Clinic Workshop Clinic Workshop Clinic

Deadline Dates Key No. Event Jan 11-12 12/21/09 106 ART Workshop Jan 13-14 12/23/09 170 ART Workshop Jan 21-22 12/30/09 179 ART Workshop Jan 25-26 01/04/10

Location Killington, VT Hunter Mtn, NY Wildcat Tracks, NH Timberline, WV Bear Creek, PA Bretton Woods, NH Catamount, NY Titus Mountain, NY Kissing Bridge, NY Ski Beech, NC Mtn Creek, NJ Bolton Valley, VT McIntyre, NH West Mountain, NY Saddleback, ME

Deadline Dates Dec 12-13 11/20/09 Dec 21-22 11/30/09 Jan 05-06 12/15/09 Jan 13-14 12/23/09 Jan 19-20 12/29/09 Jan 21-22 12/30/09 Jan 21-22 12/30/09 Jan 30-31 01/08/10 Feb 03-04 01/13/10 Feb 04-05 01/14/10 Feb 07-08 01/18/10 Feb 11-12 01/21/10 Feb 20-21 01/29/10 Feb 20-21 01/29/10 Feb 22-23 02/01/10

SUNDAY DOUBLE WORKSHOP CLINIC

Key No. Event R 079 Sunday Double

MOGUL SERIES

Key PR P PR P P PR P P PR P

No. 091 090 108 107 105 109 194 193 207 206

Event Intro to Bumps Intermediate Bumps Intro to Bumps Intermediate Bumps Advanced Bumps Women Only Intermediate Bumps Advanced Bumps Intro to Bumps Intermediate Bumps

(Open to Level III members) 2 days - $183

Location Wisp, MD Holimont, NY Cannon Mtn, NH Elk Mountain, PA

Location Holiday Valley, NY Holiday Valley, NY

Dates Jan 24 Jan 31

Key R R R R R R* R R R R R R R R

Deadline

Event Development Series Development Series Development Series Development Series Development Series

MASTER SERIES SKIING

Key No. 039 072 ^ 142 145 202

Event Master Series Skiing Master Series Skiing Master Series Skiing Master Series Skiing Master Series Skiing

Event Workshop Clinic Workshop Clinic Workshop Clinic Workshop Clinic Workshop Clinic Workshop Clinic Workshop Clinic Workshop Clinic Workshop Clinic Workshop Clinic Workshop Clinic Workshop Clinic Workshop Clinic Workshop Clinic

Key No. Event 01/04/10 R 249 Sunday Double

Deadline Dates Feb 01-02 01/11/10 Feb 24-25 02/03/10 Feb 24-25 02/03/10

(Open to all members) 2 days - $138 Location Snowshoe, WV Snow Ridge, NY Wintergreen, VA The Balsams, NH Labrador, NY Seven Springs, PA Shawnee Mtn, PA Mount Peter, NY Ski Sundown, CT Middlebury, VT Toggenburg, NY Wachusett, MA Ragged Mtn, NH Sugarloaf/USA, ME

Deadline Dates Feb 22-23 02/01/10 Feb 24-25 02/03/10 Feb 24-25 02/03/10 Feb 27-28 02/05/10 Feb 27-28 02/05/10 Feb 27-28 02/05/10 Mar 01-02 02/08/10 Mar 06-07 02/12/10 Mar 06-07 02/12/10 Mar 13-14 02/19/10 Mar 13-14 02/19/10 Mar 15-16 02/22/10 Mar 17-18 02/24/10 03/18/10 Apr 08-09

(Open to all members) – 2 days - $138 Location Okemo, VT Okemo, VT

Dates Mar 14 Mar 21

Deadline

02/22/10

(Some open to Registered members, all open to Cert members) Senior - $138; 2 days - $145

Location Elk Mountain, PA Elk Mountain, PA Mount Snow, VT Mount Snow, VT Mount Snow, VT Mount Snow, VT Mad River Glen, VT Mad River Glen, VT Holiday Valley, NY Holiday Valley, NY

Deadline Dates Jan 27-28 01/06/10 Jan 27-28 01/06/10 Feb 01-02 01/11/10 Feb 01-02 01/11/10 Feb 01-02 01/11/10 Feb 01-02 01/11/10 Mar 01-02 02/08/10 Mar 01-02 02/08/10 Mar 03-04 02/10/10 Mar 03-04 02/10/10

Key PR P PR P PR PR PR P P PR PR

No. 226 225 251 254 253 255 298 297 294 299 300

Event Intro to Bumps Intermediate Bumps Intro to Bumps Intermediate Bumps Senior Bumps Women Only Intro to Bumps Intermediate Bumps Advanced Bumps Senior Bumps Women Only

Location Bromley Mtn, VT Bromley Mtn, VT Belleayre Mtn, NY Belleayre Mtn, NY Belleayre Mtn, NY Belleayre Mtn, NY Sunday River, ME Sunday River, ME Sunday River, ME Sunday River, ME Sunday River, ME

Deadline Dates Mar 08-09 02/15/10 Mar 08-09 02/15/10 Mar 15-16 02/22/10 Mar 15-16 02/22/10 Mar 15-16 02/22/10 Mar 15-16 02/22/10 Apr 05-06 03/15/10 Apr 05-06 03/15/10 Apr 05-06 03/15/10 Apr 05-06 03/15/10 Apr 05-06 03/15/10

(Open to Registered & Level I members) 2 days - $145

DEVELOPMENT SERIES SKIING Key No. R P 037 R P 093 R P * 122 R P ^ 140 R P 144

No. 168 176 180 183 187 189 198 220 223 245 248 258 264 304

Location Mount Snow, VT Attitash, NH Wintergreen, VA

Deadline

Location Shawnee Peak, ME Stowe, VT Appalachian, NC Pats Peak, NH Sno Mountain, PA

Dates Jan 07-08 Jan 27-28 Feb 06-07 Feb 09-10 Feb 09-10

Location Shawnee Peak, ME Cannon Mtn, NH Pats Peak, NH Sno Mountain, PA Whitetail, PA

Deadline Dates Key No. Event Jan 07-08 12/17/09 240 Master Series Skiing Jan 21-22 12/30/09 262 Master Series Skiing Feb 09-10 01/19/10 286 Master Series Skiing Feb 09-10 01/19/10 292 Master Series Skiing Mar 01-02 02/08/10

12/17/09 01/06/10 01/15/10 01/19/10 01/19/10

Key RP RP RP RP RP

No. 200 239 261 285 291

Event Development Series Development Series Development Series Development Series Development Series

Location Whitetail, PA Loon Mtn, NH Whiteface Mtn, NY Killington, VT Sunday River, ME

Deadline Dates Mar 01-02 02/08/10 Mar 11-12 02/18/10 Mar 15-16 02/22/10 Mar 31-Apr 1 03/10/10 Apr 03-04 03/12/10

(Open to Level II & III members) 2 days - $145 Location Loon Mtn, NH Whiteface Mtn, NY Killington, VT Sunday River, ME

Deadline Dates Mar 11-12 02/18/10 Mar 15-16 02/22/10 Mar 31-Apr 1 03/10/10 Apr 03-04 03/12/10

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Alpine Schedule for 2009 - 2010

Key:

# = Events non-members may attend for $25 additional fee * = Events with limited attendance; may fill prior to deadlines! R = Events Open to Registered members ^ = Night event are 4pm – 10pm – Register at 3pm P = Qualifies as Exam Prerequisite Weekend events are highlighted in blue. M = Multi-Discipline, coach may or may not be on the same equipment as you If openings are available after the deadline date, members may be admitted based on availability. A $25 non-refundable late fee will be charged, please contact the office 518-452-6095 to inquire on availability. Absolutely no walk-ons will be admitted to any event.

LEVEL II TEACHING SEMINARS

Key P P P P P

No. 018 055 063 078 111

Event Level II Teaching Level II Teaching Level II Teaching Level II Teaching Level II Teaching

Location Stratton Mtn, VT Timberline, WV Cannon Mtn, NH Ski Roundtop, PA Kissing Bridge, NY

Deadline Dates Dec 10-11 11/19/09 Jan 13-14 12/23/09 Jan 19-20 12/29/09 Jan 21-22 12/30/09 Feb 03-04 01/13/10

LEVEL II PRACTICE EXAMS - PART 1 SKIING Event Practice Exam Skiing Practice Exam Skiing Practice Exam Skiing Practice Exam Skiing Practice Exam Skiing Practice Exam Skiing

Deadline Dates Dec 10-11 11/19/09 Jan 11-12 12/21/09 Jan 19-20 12/29/09 Jan 21-22 12/30/09 Feb 01-02 01/11/10 Feb 04-05 01/14/10

No. 137 147 178 215 210

Event Level II Teaching Level II Teaching Level II Teaching Level II Teaching Level II Teaching

Key P P P P P

No. 146 214 209 232 259

Event Practice Exam Skiing Practice Exam Skiing Practice Exam Skiing Practice Exam Skiing Practice Exam Skiing

Key P P P P P P

No. 017 045 062 077 103. 119

P

136 Level II Practice Exam - Part 1 Skiing with Video – price is $180 – see website for details

LEVEL III EXAM CLINICS

Key No. 013 014 064 065 129

Event Part 1 Skiing Part 2 Teaching Part 1 Skiing Part 2 Teaching Part 1 Skiing

Location Stratton Mtn, VT Wisp, MD Cannon Mtn, NH Ski Roundtop, PA Massanutten, VA Ski Beech, NC

(Open to Level I members) 2 days - $138

Key P P P P P

Location Hunter Mtn, NY Hunter Mtn, NY Cannon Mtn, NH Cannon Mtn, NH Stowe, VT

MASTER TEACHER CERTIFICATION

P R# P P P R# P R# P P^

No. 019 032 034 038 705 706 041 052 068 073 708 083 100 097 709 104 710 116 141

Event Movement Analysis Movement Analysis Movement Analysis Foundations of Teach Interm Kids Zone Interm Kids Zone Movement Analysis Movement Analysis History Comes Alive Movement Analysis Intro Kids Zone Movement Analysis Foundations of Teach Movement Analysis Intro Kids Zone Movement Analysis Intro Kids Zone Movement Analysis Foundations of Teach

Location Stratton Mtn, VT Wildcat Tracks, NH Bromley Mtn, VT Shawnee Peak, ME Smugglers, VT Wisp, MD Smugglers, VT Jay Peak, VT Bretton Woods, NH Cannon Mtn, NH Catamount, NY Elk Mountain, PA Titus Mountain, NY Mount Abram, ME Mount Abram, ME Massanutten, VA Massanutten, VA Mount Snow, VT Pats Peak, NH

Location Bolton Valley, VT Mt Sunapee, NH Liberty Mtn, PA Blue Mountain, PA Whiteface Mtn, NY

Deadline Dates Feb 11-12 01/21/10 Mar 03-04 02/10/10 Mar 03-04 02/10/10 Mar 11-12 02/18/10 Mar 15-16 02/22/10

Jiminy Peak, MA

Feb 09-10

01/19/10

(Open to Level II members) 2 days - $138

Deadline Dates Key No. Event Dec 21-22 11/30/09 130 Part 2 Teaching Dec 21-22 11/30/09 131 Part 1 Skiing Jan 19-20 12/29/09 132 Part 1 Skiing Jan 19-20 12/29/09 133 Part 1 Skiing Jan 27-28 01/06/10 260 Part 1 Skiing

Deadline Dates Dec 10-11 11/19/09 Jan 05-06 12/15/09 Jan 07-08 12/17/09 Jan 07-08 12/17/09 Jan 11-12 12/21/09 Jan 11-12 12/21/09 Jan 11-12 12/21/09 Jan 13-14 12/23/09 Jan 21-22 12/29/09 Jan 21-22 12/30/09 Jan 21-22 12/30/09 Jan 25-26 01/04/10 Jan 30-31 01/08/10 Jan 30-31 01/08/10 Jan 30-31 01/08/10 Feb 01-02 01/11/10 Feb 01-02 01/11/10 Feb 03-04 01/13/10 Feb 09-10 01/19/10

MASTER TEACHER EXAM

Key No. Event R # 713 Intro Kids Zone 154 History Comes Alive P 153 Movement Analysis R # 715 Interm Kids Zone P 165 Movement Analysis R # 717 Interm Kids Zone R # 718 Interm Kids Zone P 171 Foundations of Teach P 181 Movement Analysis P * 190 Movement Analysis P 201 Foundations of Teach R # 719 Interm Kids Zone P 234 Movement Analysis R # 722 Intro Kids Zone R # 723 Intro Kids Zone P 252 Movement Analysis R # 724 Intro Kids Zone 269 History Comes Alive P 271 Movement Analysis

PSIA-E / AASI SnowPro • Fall 2009

Location Stowe, VT Elk Mountain, PA Bristol Mtn, NY Gore Mountain, NY Whiteface Mtn, NY

Deadline Dates Jan 27-28 01/06/10 Jan 27-28 01/06/10 Feb 01-02 01/11/10 Feb 22-23 02/01/10 Mar 15-16 02/22/10

Mount Snow, VT

Feb 03-04

01/13/10

Kids Zone - $155, 2 days - $148

Location Sno Mountain, PA Sno Mountain, PA Camelback, PA Bousquet, MA Saddleback, ME Saddleback, ME Gore Mountain, NY Attitash, NH Wintergreen, VA Seven Springs, PA Whitetail, PA Whitetail, PA Blue Mountain, PA Loon Mtn, NH Blue Mountain, PA Belleayre Mtn, NY Wachusett, MA Windham Mtn, NY Windham Mtn, NY

Deadline Dates Feb 09-10 01/19/10 Feb 09-10 01/19/10 Feb 11-12 01/21/10 Feb 11-12 01/21/10 Feb 22-23 02/01/10 Feb 22-23 02/01/10 Feb 22-23 02/01/10 Feb 24-25 02/03/10 Feb 24-25 02/03/10 Feb 27-28 02/05/10 Mar 01-02 02/08/10 Mar 01-02 02/08/10 Mar 11-12 02/18/10 Mar 11-12 02/18/10 Mar 11-12 02/18/10 Mar 15-16 02/22/10 Mar 15-16 02/22/10 Mar 17-18 02/24/10 Mar 17-18 02/24/10

(Open to Certified members, must be Level II to attempt final) - $25

Deadline Key No. Event Location Dates Key No. Event Online 2009 - 2010 season 4/1/2010 399 Master Teacher Exam Master Teacher Exams are $25 per member, unlimited access

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Deadline Dates Feb 09-10 01/19/10 Feb 11-12 01/21/10 Feb 24-25 02/03/10 Mar 03-04 02/10/10 Mar 03-04 02/10/10

(Open to Level I & Trainers) 2 days - $138

113 Level III Exam Clinic - Part 1 Skiing with Video – price is $180 – see website for details Key P P P P R# R# P P

Location Jiminy Peak, MA Bolton Valley, VT Wintergreen, VA Mt Sunapee, NH Liberty Mtn, PA

Location

Dates

Deadline


Alpine Schedule for 2009 - 2010

Key:

# = Events non-members may attend for $25 additional fee * = Events with limited attendance; may fill prior to deadlines! R = Events Open to Registered members ^ = Night event are 4pm – 10pm – Register at 3pm P = Qualifies as Exam Prerequisite Weekend events are highlighted in blue. M = Multi-Discipline, coach may or may not be on the same equipment as you If openings are available after the deadline date, members may be admitted based on availability. A $25 non-refundable late fee will be charged, please contact the office 518-452-6095 to inquire on availability. Absolutely no walk-ons will be admitted to any event.

ACCREDITATION PROGRAMS

Key No. Event Location Backcountry Accreditation Mount Snow, VT 651 Snow Sense & Plan Maple Wind, VT 657 Collecting, Data Maple Wind, VT 662 Putting It All Together Adaptive Accreditation Catamount, NY 502 VI & DD Skiers Mount Snow, VT 509 Sit Down Skiers 529 3 Track / 4 Track Skiing Jiminy Peak, MA Coaching Advanced Skiing and Racing Okemo, VT 757 Course Set & Drills Waterville Vly, NH 759 Course Set & Drills Bristol Mtn, NY 762 Tactics & Techniques Gunstock, NH 763 Tactics & Techniques Attitash, NH 768 Adv Move Analysis Hunter Mtn, NY 769 Adv Move Analysis Whiteface Mtn, NY 771 Adv Move Analysis

Dates

Deadline

Nov 07-08 Jan 30-31 Feb 27-28

10/16/09 01/08/10 02/05/10

Dec 19-20 Jan 25-26 Feb 20-21

11/27/09 01/04/10 01/29/10

Jan 11-12 Jan 24-25 Feb 01-02 Feb 11-12 Feb 24-25 Mar 09-10 Mar 17-18

12/21/09 01/04/10 01/11/10 01/21/10 02/03/10 02/16/10 02/24/10

(Open to Level I, II, or III members) 2 days - $175

Key No. Event Special Populations 502 VI & DD Skiers 060 Teaching Women 511 Sit Down Skiers 095 Teaching Women 529 3 Track / 4 Track Skiing 185 Adult Dev. & Aging 256 Adult Dev. & Aging Sport Science 050 Exercise Physiology 061 Biomechanics 117 Exercise Physiology 151 Biomechanics 161 Biomechanics 224 Science of Skiing 238 Biomechanics 237 Science of Skiing

LEVEL I EXAMS

Deadline

Location

Dates

Catamount, NY Bear Creek, PA Mount Snow, VT Stowe, VT Jiminy Peak, MA Labrador, NY Wachusett, MA

Dec 19-20 Jan 19-20 Jan 25-26 Jan 27-28 Feb 20-21 Feb 27-28 Mar 15-16

11/27/09 12/29/09 01/04/10 01/06/10 01/29/10 02/05/10 02/22/10

Holimont, NY Butternut, MA Mount Snow, VT Camelback, PA Gore Mountain, NY Bromley Mtn, VT Loon Mtn, NH Hunter Mtn, NY

Jan 13-14 Jan 19-20 Feb 03-04 Feb 11-12 Feb 22-23 Mar 08-09 Mar 11-12 Mar 11-12

12/23/09 12/29/09 01/13/10 01/21/10 02/01/10 02/15/10 02/18/10 02/18/10

(Open to Registered members) 2 days - $130

A new member application and current dues payment must be submitted prior to, or at the same time as Level I Exam Application. Snowsports Director Signature is required on both applications. Deadline Deadline Location Dates Key No. Event Location Dates Key No. Event Alpine Level I Exam at Children’s Academy – 3 days - $205 R 701 Alpine Level I Exam Stratton Mtn, VT Dec 07-09 11/16/09 R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R* R R R R^ R R R R R R R R R

016 020 025 030 036 040 044 051 054 058 074 076 084 087 096 099 102 110 118 121 123 128 135 139 143 149 150 155 157 158 160 163 175

Alpine Level I Exam Alpine Level I Exam Alpine Level I Exam Alpine Level I Exam Alpine Level I Exam Alpine Level I Exam Alpine Level I Exam Alpine Level I Exam Alpine Level I Exam Alpine Level I Exam Alpine Level I Exam Alpine Level I Exam Alpine Level I Exam Alpine Level I Exam Alpine Level I Exam Alpine Level I Exam Alpine Level I Exam Alpine Level I Exam Alpine Level I Exam Alpine Level I Exam Alpine Level I Exam Alpine Level I Exam Alpine Level I Exam Alpine Level I Exam Alpine Level I Exam Alpine Level I Exam Alpine Level I Exam Alpine Level I Exam Alpine Level I Exam Alpine Level I Exam Alpine Level I Exam Alpine Level I Exam Alpine Level I Exam

Stratton Mtn, VT Killington, VT Hunter Mtn, NY Wildcat Tracks, NH Shawnee Peak, ME Smugglers, VT Wisp, MD Jay Peak, VT Timberline, WV Bear Creek, PA Catamount, NY Ski Roundtop, PA Sugarbush, VT Elk Mountain, PA Mount Abram, ME Titus Mountain, NY Massanutten, VA Kissing Bridge, NY Ski Beech, NC Appalachian, NC Mtn Creek, NJ Thunder Ridge, NY Jiminy Peak, MA Pats Peak, NH Sno Mountain, PA Bousquet, MA Camelback, PA McIntyre, NH Snowshoe, WV West Mountain, NY Gore Mountain, NY Saddleback, ME Snow Ridge, NY

Dec 10-11 Dec 12-13 Dec 21-22 Jan 05-06 Jan 07-08 Jan 11-12 Jan 11-12 Jan 13-14 Jan 13-14 Jan 19-20 Jan 21-22 Jan 21-22 Jan 25-26 Jan 27-28 Jan 30-31 Jan 30-31 Feb 01-02 Feb 03-04 Feb 04-05 Feb 06-07 Feb 07-08 Feb 07-08 Feb 09-10 Feb 09-10 Feb 09-10 Feb 11-12 Feb 11-12 Feb 20-21 Feb 20-21 Feb 20-21 Feb 22-23 Feb 22-23 Feb 24-25

11/19/09 11/20/09 11/30/09 12/15/09 12/17/09 12/21/09 12/21/09 12/23/09 12/23/09 12/29/09 12/30/09 12/30/09 01/04/10 01/06/10 01/08/10 01/08/10 01/11/10 01/13/10 01/14/10 01/15/10 01/18/10 01/18/10 01/19/10 01/19/10 01/19/10 01/21/10 01/21/10 01/29/10 01/29/10 01/29/10 02/01/10 02/01/10 02/03/10

R R R R* R R R*^ R R R R R R* R R R R R* R R R R R R R R* R R R R R

Wintergreen, VA 177 Alpine Level I Exam Willard Mtn, NY 182 Alpine Level I Exam Labrador, NY 186 Alpine Level I Exam Seven Springs, PA 188 Alpine Level I Exam Shawnee Mtn, PA 196 Alpine Level I Exam Whitetail, PA 199 Alpine Level I Exam Bristol Mtn, NY 203 Alpine Level I Exam NOTE: Mar 3 is 4pm-10pm and Mar 4 is 9am-4pm Hidden Valley, NJ 204 Alpine Level I Exam Holiday Valley, NY 205 Alpine Level I Exam Mt Sunapee, NH 213 Alpine Level I Exam Lost Valley, ME 218 Alpine Level I Exam Mount Peter, NY 219 Alpine Level I Exam Mount Pleasant, PA 221 Alpine Level I Exam Ski Sundown, CT 222 Alpine Level I Exam Greek Peak, NY 228 Alpine Level I Exam Mohawk Mtn, CT 230 Alpine Level I Exam Dartmouth, NH 235 Alpine Level I Exam Liberty Mtn, PA 242 Alpine Level I Exam Loon Mtn, NH 243 Alpine Level I Exam Middlebury, VT 244 Alpine Level I Exam Toggenburg, NY 247 Alpine Level I Exam Wachusett, MA 257 Alpine Level I Exam Ragged Mtn, NH 263 Alpine Level I Exam Whiteface Mtn, NY 266 Alpine Level I Exam Windham Mtn, NY 268 Alpine Level I Exam Cranmore, NH 273 Alpine Level I Exam Mount Snow, VT 277 Alpine Level I Exam Killington, VT 288 Alpine Level I Exam Stratton Mtn, VT 289 Alpine Level I Exam Sunday River, ME 290 Alpine Level I Exam Waterville Vly, NH 293 Alpine Level I Exam

Feb 24-25 Feb 25-26 Feb 27-28 Feb 27-28 Mar 01-02 Mar 01-02 Mar 03-04

02/03/10 02/04/10 02/05/10 02/05/10 02/08/10 02/08/10 02/10/10

Mar 03-04 Mar 03-04 Mar 03-04 Mar 06-07 Mar 06-07 Mar 06-07 Mar 06-07 Mar 08-09 Mar 08-09 Mar 11-12 Mar 13-14 Mar 13-14 Mar 13-14 Mar 13-14 Mar 15-16 Mar 17-18 Mar 17-18 Mar 17-18 Mar 20-21 Mar 24-25 Apr 03-04 Apr 03-04 Apr 03-04 Apr 03-04

02/10/10 02/10/10 02/10/10 02/12/10 02/12/10 02/12/10 02/12/10 02/15/10 02/15/10 02/18/10 02/19/10 02/19/10 02/19/10 02/19/10 02/22/10 02/24/10 02/24/10 02/24/10 02/26/10 03/03/10 03/12/10 03/12/10 03/12/10 03/12/10

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Alpine Schedule for 2009 - 2010

Key:

# = Events non-members may attend for $25 additional fee * = Events with limited attendance; may fill prior to deadlines! R = Events Open to Registered members ^ = Night event are 4pm – 10pm – Register at 3pm P = Qualifies as Exam Prerequisite Weekend events are highlighted in blue. M = Multi-Discipline, coach may or may not be on the same equipment as you If openings are available after the deadline date, members may be admitted based on availability. A $25 non-refundable late fee will be charged, please contact the office 518-452-6095 to inquire on availability. Absolutely no walk-ons will be admitted to any event.

(Open to Level I members) 2 days - $183

LEVEL II EXAMS Key No. 026 080 126 166 191 275 295

NOTE: Event Skiing – Part 1 Skiing – Part 1 Skiing – Part 1 Skiing – Part 1 Skiing – Part 1 Skiing – Part 1 Skiing – Part 1

Level II Part 1 Skiing includes written exam on day 2 Deadline Dates Key No. Event Dec 21-22 11/30/09 027 Teaching – Part 2 Jan 25-26 01/04/10 081 Teaching – Part 2 Feb 07-08 01/18/10 127 Teaching – Part 2 Feb 22-23 02/01/10 167 Teaching – Part 2 Mar 01-02 02/08/10 192 Teaching – Part 2 Mar 22-23 03/01/10 276 Teaching – Part 2 Apr 05-06 03/15/10 296 Teaching – Part 2

Location Hunter Mtn, NY Elk Mountain, PA Pico, VT Snowshoe, WV Bristol Mtn, NY Mount Snow, VT Sunday River, ME

231 3 Day Exam Part 1 & 2 – Alpine Level II 3-day Exam – pre-requisite is required - Price is $320 NOTE:

Mar 08-10

02/15/10

Event Skiing – Part 1 Skiing – Part 1 Skiing – Part 1

Location Sugarbush, VT Killington, VT Sugarloaf/USA, ME

Deadline Dates Key No. Event Jan 25-26 01/04/10 Mar 29-30 03/08/10 283 Teaching – Part 2 Apr 08-09 03/18/10 303 Teaching – Part 2

Location

Dates

Deadline

Killington, VT Mar 29-30 Sugarloaf/USA, ME Apr 08-09

03/08/10 03/18/10

Hunter Mtn, NY

02/15/10

Mar 08-10

Children's Schedule for 2009 - 2010

Key:

# = Events non-members may attend for $25 additional fee * = Events with limited attendance; may fill prior to deadlines! R = Events Open to Registered members ^ = Night event are 4pm – 10pm – Register at 3pm P = Qualifies as Exam Prerequisite Weekend events are highlighted in blue. M = Multi-Discipline, coach may or may not be on the same equipment as you If openings are available after the deadline date, members may be admitted based on availability. A $25 non-refundable late fee will be charged, please contact the office 518-452-6095 to inquire on availability. Absolutely no walk-ons will be admitted to any event.

CHILDREN’S ACADEMY No 702 703 701 704

Event Children’s Academy Children’s Academy Alpine Level I Exam AASI Level I Exam

CHILDREN’S EVENTS

Key R# R# R# R#M R# R# R# R# R#M R#

Waterville Vly, NH

Level III Part 1 Skiing includes written exam on day 2

229 3 Day Exam Part 1 & 2 – Alpine Level III 3-day Exam – Price is $320

Key R# R# R R

Deadline Dates Dec 21-22 11/30/09 Jan 25-26 01/04/10 Feb 07-08 01/18/10 Feb 22-23 02/01/10 Mar 01-02 02/08/10 Mar 22-23 03/01/10 03/15/10 Apr 05-06

(Open to Level II members) 2 days - $183

LEVEL III EXAMS Key No. 085 282 302

Location Hunter Mtn, NY Elk Mountain, PA Pico, VT Snowshoe, WV Bristol Mtn, NY Mount Snow, VT Sunday River, ME

No. 705 706 707 708 709 710 711 712 713 714

Event Interm Kids Zone Interm Kids Zone Kids Race Intro Kids Zone Intro Kids Zone Intro Kids Zone Advanced Kids Zone Advanced Kids Zone Intro Kids Zone Kids Race

15 BELOW

Key No. Event M 726 Bring It On

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Description 3 days - Mind - Body - Snow 2 days - Keynote 3 days at Children's Academy 3 days at Children's Academy Location Smugglers, VT Wisp, MD Butternut, MA Catamount, NY Mount Abram, ME Massanutten, VA Mount Snow, VT Mtn Creek, NJ Sno Mountain, PA Gunstock, NH Location Killington, VT

(Open to all members – Open to Non-members for additional $25)

Location Stratton Mountain, VT Stratton Mountain, VT Stratton Mountain, VT Stratton Mountain, VT

Price $205 $155 $205 $205

Dates Dec 07-09 Dec 07-08 Dec 07-09 Dec 07-09

Deadline 11/16/09 11/16/09 11/16/09 11/16/09

(Open to all members – Open to Non-members for additional $25) 2 days - $155 Dates Jan 11-12 Jan 11-12 Jan 19-20 Jan 21-22 Jan 30-31 Feb 01-02 Feb 03-04 Feb 07-08 Feb 09-10 Feb 11-12

Deadline

12/21/09 12/21/09 12/29/09 12/30/09 01/08/10 01/11/10 01/13/10 01/18/10 01/19/10 01/21/10

Key R#M R# R# R# R#M R# R# R#M R# R#M

No. 715 716 717 718 719 720 721 722 723 724

Event Interm Kids Zone Advanced Kids Zone Interm Kids Zone Interm Kids Zone Interm Kids Zone Kids Bumps Kids Bumps Intro Kids Zone Intro Kids Zone Intro Kids Zone

Dates Feb 11-12 Feb 20-21 Feb 22-23 Feb 22-23 Mar 01-02 Mar 03-04 Mar 08-09 Mar 11-12 Mar 11-12 Mar 15-16

Deadline

01/21/10 01/29/10 02/01/10 02/01/10 02/08/10 02/10/10 02/15/10 02/18/10 02/18/10 02/22/10

(Open to Sponsored Youth ages 10-15) 2 days - $155

Deadline Dates Key No. Event Dec 12-13 11/20/09 M 727 Wrap It Up

PSIA-E / AASI SnowPro • Fall 2009

Location Bousquet, MA McIntyre, NH Saddleback, ME Gore Mountain, NY Whitetail, PA Holiday Valley, NY Bromley Mtn, VT Loon Mtn, NH Blue Mountain, PA Wachusett, MA Location Mount Snow, VT

Deadline Dates Mar 27-28 3/5/2010


Key:

AASI Snowboard Schedule for 2009 - 2010

# = Events non-members may attend for $25 additional fee * = Events with limited attendance; may fill prior to deadlines! R = Events Open to Registered members ^ = Night event are 4pm – 10pm – Register at 3pm P = Qualifies as Exam Prerequisite Weekend events are highlighted in blue. M = Multi-Discipline, coach may or may not be on the same equipment as you If openings are available after the deadline date, members may be admitted based on availability. A $25 non-refundable late fee will be charged, please contact the office 518-452-6095 to inquire on availability. Absolutely no walk-ons will be admitted to any event.

(Open all members and some open to non-members for an additional $25)

FEATURE EVENTS Key No Event R # 015 Snowsports School Management Seminar R # 015 AASI Resort Trainers R # 401 Safe Coaching * 404 Rider Rally * R 405 Rider Rally * R 407 Ride with the Coach R # 703 Children’s Academy R # 702 Children’s Academy R 704 AASI Level I Exam 477 U30 – Snowboard R 487 AASI Spring Rally

Description For Directors & Supervisors 2 1/2 days, banquet For Directors and Supervisors 1 day; for All disciplines 2 days, Level II and Level III 2 days, Registered/Level I National Team Coach! 2 days - Keynote 3 days - Mind - Body - Snow 3 days at Children's Academy Certified Members 30 & Under 2 days; Après Ski party

Location Mount Snow, VT

Price $225

Dates Dec 01-03

Deadline 11/11/09

Mount Snow, VT Mount Snow, VT Killington, VT Killington, VT Killington, VT Stratton Mountain, VT Stratton Mountain, VT Stratton Mountain, VT Mount Snow, VT Mount Snow, VT

$225 $105 $195 $195 $105 $155 $205 $205 $138 $180

Dec 01-03 Dec 04 Dec 05-06 Dec 05-06 Dec 07 Dec 07-08 Dec 07-09 Dec 07-09 Mar 13-14 Mar 27-28

11/11/09 11/11/09 11/13/09 11/13/09 11/16/09 11/16/09 11/16/09 11/16/09 02/19/10 03/05/10

FREESTYLE ACCREDITATION EVENTS

Key No. Event 423 Fundamental 434 Fundamental

SPECIALTY EVENTS

(Not Alpine MTC Accred) (Open Deadline Location Dates Key No. Event Mount Snow, VT 01/11/10 456 Intermediate Jan 31-Feb 1 Blue Mountain, PA Feb 09-10 01/19/10 472 Intermediate

to all certified members) 2 days - $175

Deadline Dates Mar 01-02 02/08/10 Mar 11-12 02/18/10

Location Seven Springs, PA Loon Mtn, NH

(Open to all members) 2 days - $155

Key No. Event R 416 Get ‘Em Stoked Teaching Levels 1-4 R P 418 Low Key It Park & Pipe

Location Kissing Bridge, NY

Deadline Dates Key No. Event Jan 25-26 01/04/10 R P 455 Skills for Riding Pipe

Location Seven Springs, PA

Deadline Dates Mar 01-02 02/08/10

Holimont, NY

Jan 27-28

01/06/10 R P

470 Skills for Riding Pipe

Okemo, VT

Mar 10-11

02/17/10

R

Mount Snow, VT

Jan 31Feb 1

01/11/10 R P

485 Skills for Riding Park & Cranmore, NH Rails

Mar 22-23

03/01/10

424 Ladies Choice

RIDER UPDATE

Key No. Event R 414 Sunday Double R R R

430 All Mountain Focus 432 All Mountain Focus 433 FreeStyle

200 LEVEL COURSES

Key No. Event P 419 Steeps P 439 Riding Concepts P 446 Movement Analysis P* 453 Riding Concepts

200-300 LEVEL COURSES

Key No. Event P^ 436 Teaching Concepts P 437 Teaching Concepts

300 LEVEL COURSES

Key No. Event P 420 Steeps P* 454 Riding Concepts P 466 Trees

(Open to all certified members, some open to registered members) 2 days -$155 Deadline Dates 01/04/10 Jan 24 Jan 31 Feb 04-05 01/14/10 Feb 06-07 01/15/10 Feb 07-08 01/18/10

Key No. 444 R 445 R 471 R 479

Location Stowe, VT Hunter Mtn, NY Wintergreen, VA Seven Springs, PA

Deadline Dates Jan 28-29 01/07/10 Feb 11-12 01/21/10 Feb 24-25 02/03/10 Feb 27-28 02/05/10

Key No. Event Location P^ 460 Movement Analysis Bristol Mtn, NY NOTE: Mar 3 is 4pm-10pm and Mar 4 is 9am-4pm P 465 Trees Jay Peak, VT P 467 Moguls Okemo, VT P 473 Riding Concepts Bretton Woods, NH

Location Pats Peak, NH Wintergreen, VA

Deadline Dates Key No. Event Feb 09-10 01/19/10 P 440 Teaching Concepts Feb 09-10 01/19/10

Location Stowe, VT Seven Springs, PA Jay Peak, VT

Deadline Dates Key No. Event Jan 28-29 01/07/10 P 468 Moguls Feb 27-28 02/05/10 P 474 Movement Analysis Mar 08-09 02/15/10

Location Holiday Valley, NY Holiday Valley, NY Bellearye Mtn, NY Attitash, NH Mtn Creek, NJ

Location Mount Snow, VT Maple Wind, VT

Deadline Dates Feb 22-23 02/01/10 Feb 22-23 02/01/10 Mar 10-11 02/17/10 02/22/10 Mar 14 Mar 21

Location Gore Mountain, NY Snowshoe, WV Okemo, VT Okemo, VT Okemo, VT

(Open to all certified members) 2 days -$155

Deadline Dates Mar 03-04 02/10/10

Mar 08-09 Mar 10-11 Mar 13-14

02/15/10 02/17/10 02/19/10

(Open to all certified members) 2 days -$155 Location Hunter Mtn, NY

Deadline Dates Feb 11-12 01/21/10

(Open to Level II or III members) 2 days - $155

BACKCOUNTRY ACCREDITATION EVENTS

Key No. Event 651 Snow Sense & Plan 657 Collecting, Data

Event Trees / Steeps All Mountain Focus Cord & Carve Sunday Double

Deadline Location Dates Okemo, VT Mar 10-11 02/17/10 Bretton Woods, NH Mar 13-14 02/19/10

(Snowshoes or split-board required - Cert Members only) 2 days - $175

Deadline Dates Key No. Event Nov 07-08 10/16/09 662 Putting It All Together Jan 30-31 01/08/10

Location Maple Wind, VT

Deadline Dates Feb 27-28 02/05/10

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AASI Snowboard Schedule for 2009 - 2010

Key:

# = Events non-members may attend for $25 additional fee * = Events with limited attendance; may fill prior to deadlines! R = Events Open to Registered members ^ = Night event are 4pm – 10pm – Register at 3pm P = Qualifies as Exam Prerequisite Weekend events are highlighted in blue. M = Multi-Discipline, coach may or may not be on the same equipment as you If openings are available after the deadline date, members may be admitted based on availability. A $25 non-refundable late fee will be charged, please contact the office 518-452-6095 to inquire on availability. Absolutely no walk-ons will be admitted to any event.

EXAM PREP

Key No. Event P 415 Level II Prep P 427 Level II Prep P 428 Level III Prep P 412 Level II Prep

Location Kissing Bridge, NY Blue Knob, PA Blue Knob, PA Ski Beech, NC

Deadline Dates Jan 25-26 01/04/10 Feb 02-03 01/12/10 Feb 02-03 01/12/10 Feb 04-05 01/14/10

(Open to Level I or Level II members) 2 days - $155

Key No. Event P 442 Level II Prep P* 448 Level II Prep P* 449 Level III Prep P 463 Level II Prep

LEVEL I EXAMS

Location Snowshoe, WV Killington, VT Killington, VT Sunday River, ME

Deadline Dates Feb 20-21 01/29/10 Feb 25-26 02/04/10 Feb 25-26 02/04/10 Mar 07-08 02/15/10

(Open to Registered members) 2 days - $130

A new member application and current dues payment must be submitted prior to, or at the same time as Level I Exam Application. Snowsports Director Signature is required on both applications. Deadline Deadline Key No. Event Location Dates Key No. Event Location Dates Snowboard Level I Exam at Children’s Academy – 3 days - $205 R 704 AASI Level I Exam Stratton Mtn, VT Dec 07-09 11/16/09 R R R R R R R* R R^ R R R R R R R* R

408 411 417 422 429 431 413 421 435 438 441 443 447 450 451 452 483

AASI Level I Exam AASI Level I Exam AASI Level I Exam AASI Level I Exam AASI Level I Exam AASI Level I Exam AASI Level I Exam AASI Level I Exam AASI Level I Exam AASI Level I Exam AASI Level I Exam AASI Level I Exam AASI Level I Exam AASI Level I Exam AASI Level I Exam AASI Level I Exam AASI Level I Exam

Shawnee Peak, ME Canaan Valley, WV Holimont, NY Mount Snow, VT Elk Mountain, PA Thunder Ridge, NY Appalachian, NC Titus Mountain, NY Pats Peak, NH Bousquet, MA Snowshoe, WV Gore Mountain, NY Wintergreen, VA Willard Mtn, NY The Balsams, NH Seven Springs, PA Mtn Creek, NJ

RIDING ASSESSMENT / RETAKES

Key No. 409 425 491

Event Lvl II Assess/Retake Lvl II Assess/Retake Lvl II Assess/Retake

Location Stowe, VT Blue Knob, PA Killington, VT

Jan 07-08 Jan 13-14 Jan 27-28

12/17/09 12/23/09 01/06/10 Jan 31-Feb 1 01/11/10 Feb 02-03 01/12/10 Feb 04-05 01/14/10 Feb 06-07 01/15/10 Feb 06-07 01/15/10 Feb 09-10 01/19/10 Feb 11-12 01/21/10 Feb 20-21 01/29/10 Feb 22-23 02/01/10 Feb 24-25 02/03/10 Feb 25-26 02/04/10 Feb 27-28 02/05/10 Feb 27-28 02/05/10 Feb 28–Mar 1 02/08/10 Dates Jan 11 Feb 01 Apr 01

CHILDREN’S ACADEMY

Key R# R# R

No 702 703 704

Event Children’s Academy Children’s Academy AASI Level I Exam

CHILDREN’S EVENTS

Key R#M R#M R#M

No. 708 713 715

Event Intro Kids Zone Intro Kids Zone Interm Kids Zone

15 BELOW

Key No. Event M 726 Bring It On

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Location Blue Knob, PA Killington, VT

Key No. 12/21/09 410 01/11/10 426 03/11/10 492

Location Killington, VT

Mar 01-02 Mar 03-04

02/08/10 02/10/10

Mar 06-07 Mar 06-07 Mar 07-08 Mar 10-11 Mar 13-14 Mar 13-14 Mar 13-14 Mar 15-16 Mar 17-18 Mar 20-21 Mar 22-23 Mar 25-26 Apr 03-04 Apr 03-04

02/12/10 02/12/10 02/15/10 02/17/10 02/19/10 02/19/10 02/19/10 02/22/10 02/24/10 02/26/10 03/01/10 03/05/10 03/12/10 03/12/10

(Open to Level I or Level II members) 1 day - $105

Event Lvl III Assess/Retake Lvl III Assess/Retake Lvl III Assess/Retake

Location Stowe, VT Blue Knob, PA Killington, VT

Dates Jan 11 Feb 01 Apr 01

Deadline

12/21/09 01/11/10 03/11/10

(Open to Level I, II or III members ) 2 days - $215 / 3 days - $275

Deadline Dates Key No. Event Location Mar 01-03 02/08/10 490 AASI Level III Exam Killington, VT Mar 29-31 03/08/10 495 AASI DEV Team Exam Killington, VT

Description 3 days - Mind - Body - Snow 2 days - Keynote 3 days at Children's Academy Location Catamount, NY Sno Mountain, PA Bousquet, MA

R* R R R R* R R R R R* R R R R

458 AASI Level I Exam Whitetail, PA 459 AASI Level I Exam Bristol Mtn, NY NOTE: Mar 3 is 4pm-10pm and Mar 4 is 9am-4pm 461 AASI Level I Exam Mount Pleasant, PA 462 AASI Level I Exam Ski Sundown, CT 464 AASI Level I Exam Sunday River, ME 469 AASI Level I Exam Okemo, VT 475 AASI Level I Exam Liberty Mtn, PA 476 AASI Level I Exam Loon Mtn, NH 478 AASI Level I Exam Toggenburg, NY 480 AASI Level I Exam Wachusett, MA 481 AASI Level I Exam Ragged Mtn, NH 482 AASI Level I Exam Cranmore, NH 488 AASI Level I Exam Stowe, VT 486 AASI Level I Exam Hunter Mtn, NY 493 AASI Level I Exam Killington, VT 494 AASI Level I Exam Waterville Vly, NH

Deadline

LEVEL II and LEVEL III EXAMS - DEV TEAM EXAM

Key No. Event 457 AASI Level II Exam 489 AASI Level II Exam

R R^

Deadline Dates Mar 29-31 03/08/10 Apr 01-02 03/10/10

(Open to all members – Open to Non-members for additional $25)

Location Stratton Mountain, VT Stratton Mountain, VT Stratton Mountain, VT

Price $205 $155 $205

Dates Dec 07-09 Dec 07-08 Dec 07-09

Deadline 11/16/09 11/16/09 11/16/09

(Open to all members – Open to Non-members for additional $25) 2 days - $155 Deadline Dates Jan 21-22 12/30/09 Feb 09-10 01/19/10 Feb 11-12 01/21/10

Key R#M R#M R#M

No. 719 722 724

Event Interm Kids Zone Intro Kids Zone Intro Kids Zone

Deadline Dates Mar 01-02 02/08/10 Mar 11-12 02/18/10 Mar 15-16 02/22/10

(Open to Sponsored Youth ages 10-15) 2 days - $155

Deadline Dates Key No. Event Dec 12-13 11/20/09 M 727 Wrap It Up

PSIA-E / AASI SnowPro • Fall 2009

Location Whitetail, PA Loon Mtn, NH Wachusett, MA

Location Mount Snow, VT

Deadline Dates Mar 27-28 3/5/2010


Adaptive Schedule for 2009 - 2010

Key:

# = Events non-members may attend for $25 additional fee * = Events with limited attendance; may fill prior to deadlines! R = Events Open to Registered members ^ = Night event are 4pm – 10pm – Register at 3pm P = Qualifies as Exam Prerequisite Weekend events are highlighted in blue. If openings are available after the deadline date, members may be admitted based on availability. A $25 non-refundable late fee will be charged, please contact the office 518-452-6095 to inquire on availability. Absolutely no walk-ons will be admitted to any event.

ADAPTIVE FEATURE EVENTS

(Open all members and some open to non-members for an additional $25)

Key No Event Description Location Price R # 015 Snowsports School Mount Snow, VT $225 For Directors & Supervisors Management Seminar 2 1/2 days; banquet Disabled Sports USA and PSIA Breckenridge, CO Register @ Adaptive National Varies Event DSUSA Academy **see Disabled Sports USA website at www.dsusa.org, click on winter Sports/programs and then on The Hartford Ski Spectacular for details and application 577 U30 – Adaptive Certified Members 30 & Under Mount Snow, VT $138 R 572 Adaptive Spring Rally 2 days; Après Ski party $180 Mount Snow, VT

ADAPTIVE SPECIALTY EVENTS

Key #R #R #R #R #R #R #R

No 501 576 504 505 523 551 552 545

Event ATS – Personal Skiing Improvement Working with Sit Down Skiers (Not Accred) Intro to Adaptive World Tethering Improvement Stand-up & Bi-Ski Everything Bi Ski From Beginning to End Dealing with Autism Spectrum Disorder Experiential Mono Skiing ATS – Personal Skiing Improvement (Level II Focus)

ADAPTIVE ACCREDITATION EVENTS

Key

No 502 509 529

Event Visually Impaired/Develop Delayed Skiers Working with Sit Down Skiers 3 Track / 4 Track Skiing

ADAPTIVE EXAM PREP

Key R

R* *

No 510 511 527 528

Dates Dec 01-03

Deadline 11/11/09

Dec 06-13

see DSUSA website

Mar 13-14 Mar 27-28

02/19/10 03/05/10

(Some open to non-members for an additional $25) 2 days - $154

School Vermont Adaptive Ski & Sports Vermont Adaptive Ski & Sports Gore Adaptive Program Lounsbury Adaptive Ski Holimont Adaptive Program Okemo Ski & Ride School Okemo Ski & Ride School Lounsbury Adaptive Ski

School Catamount Learning Center AbilityPlus Adaptive Program STRIDE Adaptive Sports

Resort Bolton Valley, VT Bolton Valley, VT Gore Mountain, NY Holiday Valley, NY Holimont, NY Okemo, VT Okemo, VT Holiday Valley, NY

Dates Dec 19-20 Dec 19-20 Jan 20-21 Jan 23-24 Feb 01-02 Mar 08-09 Mar 08-09

Feb 28-Mar 1

Deadline 11/27/09 11/27/09 12/30/09 01/04/10 01/11/10 02/15/10 02/15/10 02/08/10

(Open to all Certified members) 2 days - $175 Resort Catamount, NY Mount Snow, VT Jiminy Peak, MA

Dates Dec 19-20 Jan 25-26 Feb 20-21

Deadline 11/27/09 01/04/10 01/29/10

(Open to Registered, Level I or Level II members) 2 days - $154; 1 day - $92

Event Adaptive Level I Exam Prep–Skiing Focus Adaptive Level II & Level III Exam Prep Adaptive Level I Exam Prep–Skiing Focus Adaptive Level II & Level III Exam Prep

School AbilityPlus Adaptive Program AbilityPlus Adaptive Program Liberty Mtn Snowsports School Liberty Mtn Snowsports School

Resort Mount Snow, VT Mount Snow, VT Liberty Mtn, PA Liberty Mtn, PA

Dates Jan 25 Jan 25-26 Feb 06 Feb 06-07

Deadline 01/04/10 01/04/10 01/15/10 01/15/10

(For registered members) 2 days - $189

LEVEL I EXAMS

A new member application and current dues payment must be submitted prior to, or at the same time as Level I Exam Application. Snowsports Director Signature is required on both applications. Key No Event School Resort Dates Deadline R New England Handicapped Sports Mount Sunapee, NH Jan 23-24 01/04/10 506 3/4 Track R New England Handicapped Sports Mount Sunapee, NH Jan 23-24 01/04/10 507 Blind/DD R New England Handicapped Sports Mount Sunapee, NH Jan 23-24 01/04/10 508 Mono/Bi R Adaptive Snowsports Program Holimont, NY Jan 30-31 01/08/10 516 3/4 Track R Adaptive Snowsports Program Holimont, NY Jan 30-31 01/08/10 517 Mono/Bi R Adaptive Snowsports Program Holimont, NY Jan 30-31 01/08/10 518 Blind/DD R Maine Handicapped Skiing Sunday River, ME Feb 06-07 01/15/10 524 3/4 Track R Maine Handicapped Skiing Sunday River, ME Feb 06-07 01/15/10 525 Blind/DD R Maine Handicapped Skiing Sunday River, ME Feb 06-07 01/15/10 526 Mono/Bi STRIDE Adaptive Sports Jiminy Peak, MA Feb 20-21 01/29/10 R 530 Snowboard Outrigger R STRIDE Adaptive Sports Jiminy Peak, MA Feb 20-21 01/29/10 531 Snowboard Sit Down R STRIDE Adaptive Sports Jiminy Peak, MA Feb 20-21 01/29/10 532 Snowboard Stand Up R Wintergreen Adaptive Sports Wintergreen Resort, VA Feb 27-28 02/05/10 537 3/4 Track R Wintergreen Adaptive Sports Wintergreen Resort, VA Feb 27-28 02/05/10 538 Blind/DD R Wintergreen Adaptive Sports Wintergreen Resort, VA Feb 27-28 02/05/10 539 Mono/Bi Wintergreen Adaptive Sports Wintergreen Resort, VA 02/05/10 R Feb 27-28 542 Snowboard Outrigger R Wintergreen Adaptive Sports Wintergreen Resort, VA 02/05/10 543 Snowboard Sit Down Feb 27-28 R Wintergreen Adaptive Sports Wintergreen Resort, VA 02/05/10 544 Snowboard Stand Up Feb 27-28 Continued on next page….

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Adaptive Schedule for 2009 - 2010

Key

# = Events non-members may attend for $25 additional fee * = Events with limited attendance; may fill prior to deadlines! R = Events Open to Registered members ^ = Night event are 4pm – 10pm – Register at 3pm P = Qualifies as Exam Prerequisite Weekend events are highlighted in blue. If openings are available after the deadline date, members may be admitted based on availability. A $25 non-refundable late fee will be charged, please contact the office 518-452-6095 to inquire on availability. Absolutely no walk-ons will be admitted to any event.

(For registered members) 2 days - $189

LEVEL I EXAMS

A new member application and current dues payment must be submitted prior to, or at the same time as Level I Exam Application. Snowsports Director Signature is required on both applications. Key No Event School Resort Dates Deadline R Vermont Adaptive Ski & Sports Sugarbush Resort, VT 02/12/10 545 3/4 Track Mar 06-07 R Vermont Adaptive Ski & Sports Sugarbush Resort, VT 02/12/10 546 Blind/DD Mar 06-07 R Vermont Adaptive Ski & Sports Sugarbush Resort, VT 02/12/10 547 Mono/Bi Mar 06-07 R Whitetail - Schools at Whitetail Whitetail Mountian, PA 02/19/10 550 3/4 Track Mar 14-15 R Whitetail - Schools at Whitetail Whitetail Mountian, PA 02/19/10 551 Blind/DD Mar 14-15 R Whitetail - Schools at Whitetail Whitetail Mountian, PA 02/19/10 552 Mono/Bi Mar 14-15 R Adaptive Sports Foundation Windham Mountain, NY 02/26/10 561 3/4 Track Mar 20-21 R Adaptive Sports Foundation Windham Mountain, NY 02/26/10 562 Blind/DD Mar 20-21 R Adaptive Sports Foundation Windham Mountain, NY 02/26/10 563 Mono/Bi Mar 20-21

LEVEL II EXAMS

Key

No 512 513 519 520 533 534 535 536 541 546 540 547 556 557 560 561 567 568 571 572

Event Mono/Bi 3/4 Track Blind/DD Skiing Snowboard Riding Snowboard Stand Up Snowboard Outrigger Snowboard Sit Down Mono/Bi Blind/DD 3/4 Track Skiing Blind/DD Skiing 3/4 Track Mono/Bi Blind/DD Skiing 3/4 Track Mono/Bi

LEVEL III EXAMS

Key

No 514 515 521 522 558 559 562 563 569 570 573 574

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Event 3/4 Track Mono/Bi Blind/DD Skiing Blind/DD Skiing 3/4 Track Mono/Bi Blind/DD Skiing 3/4 Track Mono/Bi

1 to 4 day events - $110 for first day; $105 for each consecutive day

School New England Disabled Sports New England Disabled Sports New England Disabled Sports New England Disabled Sports STRIDE Adaptive Sports Program STRIDE Adaptive Sports Program STRIDE Adaptive Sports Program STRIDE Adaptive Sports Program Wintergreen Adaptive Sports Wintergreen Adaptive Sports Wintergreen Adaptive Sports Wintergreen Adaptive Sports Adaptive Sports Foundation Adaptive Sports Foundation Adaptive Sports Foundation Adaptive Sports Foundation Adaptive Sports Foundation Adaptive Sports Foundation Adaptive Sports Foundation Adaptive Sports Foundation

Resort Loon Mountain, NH Loon Mountain, NH Loon Mountain, NH Loon Mountain, NH Jiminy Peak, MA Jiminy Peak, MA Jiminy Peak, MA Jiminy Peak, MA Wintergreen Resort, VA Wintergreen Resort, VA Wintergreen Resort, VA Wintergreen Resort, VA Windham Mountain, NY Windham Mountain, NY Windham Mountain, NY Windham Mountain, NY Windham Mountain, NY Windham Mountain, NY Windham Mountain, NY Windham Mountain, NY

Dates Jan 30 Jan 30 Jan 31 Jan 31 Feb 20 Feb 20 Feb 21 Feb 21 Feb 27 Feb 27 Feb 28 Feb 28 Mar 18 Mar 18 Mar 19 Mar 19 Mar 20 Mar 20 Mar 21 Mar 21

Deadline 01/08/10 01/08/10 01/08/10 01/08/10 01/29/10 01/29/10 01/29/10 01/29/10 02/05/10 02/05/10 02/05/10 02/05/10 02/26/10 02/26/10 02/26/10 02/26/10 02/26/10 02/26/10 02/26/10 02/26/10

1 to 4 day events - $110 for first day; $105 for each consecutive day

School New England Disabled Sports New England Disabled Sports New England Disabled Sports New England Disabled Sports Adaptive Sports Foundation Adaptive Sports Foundation Adaptive Sports Foundation Adaptive Sports Foundation Adaptive Sports Foundation Adaptive Sports Foundation Adaptive Sports Foundation Adaptive Sports Foundation

PSIA-E / AASI SnowPro • Fall 2009

Resort Loon Mountain, NH Loon Mountain, NH Loon Mountain, NH Loon Mountain, NH Windham Mountain, NY Windham Mountain, NY Windham Mountain, NY Windham Mountain, NY Windham Mountain, NY Windham Mountain, NY Windham Mountain, NY Windham Mountain, NY

Dates Jan 30 Jan 30 Jan 31 Jan 31 Mar 18 Mar 18 Mar 19 Mar 19 Mar 20 Mar 20 Mar 21 Mar 21

Deadline 01/08/10 01/08/10 01/08/10 01/08/10 02/26/10 02/26/10 02/26/10 02/26/10 02/26/10 02/26/10 02/26/10 02/26/10


Key:

Nordic Schedule for 2009 - 2010

# = Events non-members may attend for $25 additional fee * = Events with limited attendance; may fill prior to deadlines! R = Events Open to Registered members ^ = Night event are 4pm – 10pm – Register at 3pm P = Qualifies as Exam Prerequisite Weekend events are highlighted in blue. If openings are available after the deadline date, members may be admitted based on availability. Absolutely no walk-ons will be admitted. A $25 non-refundable late fee will be charged, please contact the office 518-452-6095 to inquire on availability.

NORDIC DOWNHILL FEATURE EVENTS Key No Event R # 015 Snowsports School Management Seminar R # 703 Children’s Academy R P # 604 Nordic Mini-Academy R P # 605 Downhill Pro Jam 627 U30 – Nordic 635 Eastern Team Exam R 632 Nordic Spring Rally R#P 633 Ski Improvement R#P 634 Norwegian Tele Fling

(Open to all members and Non-members for an additional $25)

Description For Directors & Supervisors 2 1/2 days, banquet 2 days - keynote 2 days, open to all members 5 days, includes banquet Certified Members 30 & Under Day 1 T/S; Day 2 Downhill 2 days; Après Ski party Spring corn and bumps Spring corn and bumps

Location Mount Snow, VT

Price $225

Dates Dec 01-03

Deadline 11/11/09

Stratton Mountain, VT Killington, VT Killington, VT Mount Snow, VT Whiteface, NY Mount Snow, VT Whiteface, NY Sugarbush, VT

$155 $148 $329 $138 $140 $180 $115 $115

Dec 07-08 Dec 12-13 Dec 14-18 Mar 13-14 Mar 18-19 Mar 27-28 Apr 03-04 Apr 10-11

11/16/09 11/20/09 11/23/09 02/19/10 02/25/10 03/05/10 03/12/10 03/19/10

(Open to all members and Non-members for an additional $25) 2 days - $115

NORDIC DOWHILL UPGRADES

Members become Level I by attending any 2 days of upgrades or above Pro Jam, and stating “Level I Certification Requested” on application. If becoming a new member, submit a new member application and current dues payment prior to, or at the same time as Event Application. All upgrades count as exam prerequisite. Deadline Deadline Key No. Event Location Dates Key No. Event Location Dates Early Season Primer Seven Springs, PA Dec 12-13 11/20/09 Lvl I Upgrade Festival Sunday River, ME Feb 06-07 01/15/10 R#P 602 R#P 616 Sunday River, ME Dec 12-13 11/20/09 R#P 617 Video Alpine X-over Mtn Creek, NJ Feb 06-07 01/15/10 R#P 603 Early Season Primer Bromley Mtn, VT Jan 09-10 12/18/09 R#P 618 Teaching / Skiing Wildcat, NH Feb 08-09 01/18/10 R#P 606 Video Ski Improve Bolton Valley, VT Jan 13-14 12/23/09 R#P 619 Off Piste Adventure Timberline, WV Feb 09-10 01/19/10 R#P^ 607 Ski Improvement Okemo, VT Jan 21-22 12/30/09 R#P 620 Trees/Steeps All Lvls Gore Mountain, NY Feb 22-23 02/01/10 R#P 608 Teaching / Skiing Mount Abram, ME Jan 23-24 01/04/10 R#P 621 Video Ski Improve Blue Knob, PA Feb 22-23 02/01/10 R#P 609 Alpine X-over Elk Mountain, PA Jan 25-26 01/04/10 R#P 622 Bump/Tree Adv/Int Mad River Glen, VT Feb 24-25 02/03/10 R#P 610 Video Ski Improve Jay Peak, VT Jan 27-28 01/06/10 R#P 623 Intro to Trees Bretton Woods, NH Feb 27-28 02/05/10 R#P 611 Adv/ Interm Glades Holiday Valley, NY Jan 28-29 01/07/10 R#P 624 Off Piste Adventure Smugglers, VT Mar 03-04 02/10/10 R#P 612 Alpine X-over Gunstock, NH Jan 30-31 01/08/10 R#P 625 Video Ski Improve Sugarloaf/USA, ME Mar 13-14 02/19/10 R#P 613 Learn to Tele Wachusett, MA Mar 13-14 02/19/10 R#P 615 Lvl I Upgrade Festival Seven Springs, PA Jan 30-31 01/08/10 R#P 626 Lrn to Alpine X-over Stratton Mtn, VT Feb 02-03 01/12/10 R#P 614 Teaching / Skiing

NORDIC DOWNHILL EXAMS

Key No. Event 630 Level II Exam 631 Level III Exam

Location Gore Mountain, NY Gore Mountain, NY

Key No. Event 651 Snow Sense & Plan 657 Collecting, Data

Location Mount Snow, VT Maple Wind, VT

(Open to all members with appropriate prerequisite) 2 days - $140

Deadline Dates Key No. Event Mar 20-21 02/26/10 629 DEV Exam Mar 20-21 02/26/10 628 DCL Exam

Location Gore Mountain, NY Gore Mountain, NY

Deadline Dates Key No. Event Nov 07-08 10/16/09 662 Putting It All Together Jan 30-31 01/08/10

Location Maple Wind, VT

BACKCOUNTRY ACCREDITATION EVENTS

NORDIC TRACK SKATE FEATURE EVENTS

(Open to all certified members) 2 days - $175

Key No Event Description R # 653 Instructor Train Course 3 days; Level I Exam Day 1 T/S; Day 2 Downhill 635 Eastern Team Exam

NORDIC TRACK SKATE UPGRADES

Deadline Dates Mar 20-21 02/26/10 Mar 20-21 02/26/10

Deadline Dates Feb 27-28 02/05/10

(Open to all members and Non-members for an additional $25)

Location Bretton Woods, NH Whiteface, NY

Price $148 $140

Dates Dec 15-17 Mar 18-19

Deadline 11/23/09 02/25/10

(Open to all members and Non-members for an additional $25) 2 days - $105

Members become Level I by attending any 2 days of upgrades or above Pro Jam, and stating “Level I Certification Requested” on application. If becoming a new member, submit a new member application and current dues payment prior to, or at the same time as Event Application. All upgrades count as exam prerequisite. Deadline Deadline Key No. Event Location Dates Key No. Event Location Dates R#P 652 Early Season Primer Trapp Family Lodge, Dec 07-08 11/16/09 R#P 660 Video Ski Improve Waterville Vly, NH Feb 04-05 01/14/10 VT Gunstock XC & Feb 09-10 01/19/10 R#P 654 Early Season Primer Lapland Lake, NY Dec 19-20 11/27/09 R#P 661 Lvl I Learn To Classic R#P 655 Skate Skiing / Teach Oles XC Cntr, VT Jan 14-15 12/23/09 R#P 663 Skiing / Teaching The Balsams, NH Feb 27-28 02/05/10 Garnet Hill, NY Feb 27-28 02/05/10 R#P 656 Classic Ski / Teach Bolton Valley, VT Jan 20-21 12/30/09 R#P 664 Light Backcountry Mt. VanR#P 658 Level I Teaching / Bristol Mtn, NY Jan 30-31 01/08/10 R#P 665 Adv Skiing w/ Video Mar 06-07 02/12/10 Skate/Classic Hoevenberg, NY Skiing R#P 659 Movement Analysis with Jackson XC Ski Jan 30-31 01/08/10 R#P 666 Light Backcountry Bolton Valley, VT Mar 13-14 02/19/10 Video Touring Center, NH

NORDIC TRACK SKATE EXAMS

Key No. Event 667 Level II Exam 669 DEV-TEAM Exam

Location Mtn Top XC, VT Mtn Top XC, VT

(Open to Level I, II, or III members with appropriate prerequisite) 2 days - $119

Deadline Dates Key No. Event 668 Level III Exam Mar 13-14 02/22/10 Mar 13-14 02/22/10

Location Mtn Top XC, VT

PSIA-E / AASI SnowPro • Fall 2009

Deadline Dates Mar 13-14 02/22/10

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2010 Board Elections for PSIA-E Regions 3, 4 and 7 Overview for Members and Candidates

I

t is time for interested members in Region 3 (CT, MA, RI), Region 4 (NJ, PA) and Region 7 (all states south of NJ and PA) to declare their candidacy for the Board of Directors for the next term of office. Per the Bylaws and our staggered regional election process, Regions 3, 4 and 7 are up for election in 2010. Following is an overview of this process. We encourage you to review this and get involved! 1. Members interested in running for a Board seat must fill out and submit the candidacy form on the next page. It must be postmarked and sent via U.S. Mail to the Albany office no later than December 15, 2009. No one is permitted to run for more than one position; to do so will invalidate the form. Late candidacy forms will not be accepted. 2. Candidates are not allowed to send mailings (via post or e-mail) to voters in their Region. To do so will disqualify the candidate(s) involved. The winter issue of the SnowPro (out mid-January) will include comprehensive candidate profiles and will serve as the official communication of candidate messages to voters in each electing region. 3. The positions open include two Board seats for each of the three regions of PSIA-E up for election in 2010 (Regions 3, 4 and 7). 4. Elections for regional Board representatives are for three (3) year terms (beginning April 1, 2010 and concluding March 31, 2013). 5. A position for which there is no candidate will be filled by Board appointment after the election. 6. All submitted candidacy forms will be acknowledged by e-mail. Any concerns about confirmation must be resolved before the deadline. 7. Qualifications for the Board seats: Must be a certified Level 1, 2 or 3 member in your fourth year of continuous membership. Complete qualifications in section 12.3 of association bylaws (available at www.psia-e.org). Must also meet the requirements of item #9 below. 8. All members in good standing as of December 31 of each year may vote in the subsequent regional election. The Eastern Division of PSIA & AASI is divided into seven geographic regions (see “Around the Regions” section of the SnowPro). As a member, you may choose to be affiliated with one region – the one in which you work as a snowsports instructor or the one in which you live. This affiliation is for regional mailing and voting purposes. You should af-

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filiate your membership with the region in which you are most active as a snowsports instructor. If you have not previously chosen a regional affiliation (when you joined), the region in which you live would have been assigned as your designated regional affiliation by PSIA-E Bylaws, Section 10.8. In order to change your regional affiliation (to where you work as an instructor) you must notify the division office in writing. 9. To hold office in any region, a member must run for election in the region of his/her snowsports work affiliation (Association Bylaws, Article X, Section 10.3.c). You may be declared a member of only one region. 10. Upon receipt of all valid candidacy forms and support materials, the division office will compile candidate profiles from all candidates in each electing region. These profiles, along with the official voting ballots, will appear in the winter issue of the SnowPro, to be sent to members in mid-January, 2010. Returned ballots must be postmarked by March 5, 2010 in order to be valid. Ballots will be sent directly to and counted by an independent Certified Public Accountant. 11. Official results will be announced at the Spring Rally Annual Membership Meeting on the weekend of March 27-28, 2010, and subsequently via the SnowPro and PSIA-E web site. The terms of the new Board members will begin on April 1, 2010, providing the opportunity for newly elected representatives to communicate with constituents prior to the June 2010 Board meeting.

Position Specifications: Regional Director (Board) – This will be the person receiving the most votes among all persons running for Board seats within a region. A Regional Director will be responsible for, and will have final authority for, the administration of all regional affairs. Regional Representative (Board) – This will be the person receiving the second most votes, subject to item (a) below, among all persons in a region running for Board seats. A Regional Representative will be responsible for assisting the Regional Director in regional matters as outlined by the Regional Director. Both the Regional Director and Regional Representative will sit on the Board of Directors and will exercise independent and equal voting rights. (a) At least one Board member from each region must be a person who is not an examiner or employee of the organization; provided that at least one such individual is on the ballot. Being an elected or appointed official requires some commitment. We urge members who have the interest, time and capability to submit candidacy forms. Board members should plan on two Board meetings a year (mid-October and mid-June), one or more regional meetings, and involvement in at least one ongoing project. Board Officers serving on the Executive Committee must commit to more time and participation than others. This is your organization; your participation and your vote CAN make a difference. Get involved! ■

ELECTION PROCEDURE CALENDAR Fall SnowPro: Candidacy form published. December 15, 2009 All candidacy forms must be postmarked by this date and sent to the Albany office. Mid-January, 2010 The winter (Election) issue of the SnowPro, including all candidate profiles and the voting ballot, will be mailed to members. March 5, 2010 Ballots must be postmarked by this date to be valid. Spring Rally---- Election results announced. March 27-28, 2010

PSIA-E / AASI SnowPro • Fall 2009


Official PSIA-E/AASI Candidacy Form 2010 Board Elections for Regions 3, 4 and 7 Use this form to state your candidacy for the PSIA-E/AASI Board of Directors for the 2010 elections. Note: Region 3 includes the states of CT, MA and RI; Region 4 is the state of PA; Region 7 is all states south of PA. Refer to “Election Overview for Members and Candidates” on the previous page of this issue for more details. Complete the entire form; do not omit any information. Remember to submit the information requested in items #1 and 2 below. Apply for only one position.

Personal Data for Board Seat Election               

Please print or type

_______________________________________________________________________________________________ Name _______________________________________________________________________________________________ Address _______________________________________________________________________________________________ City                             State           Zip _______________________________________________________________________________________________ Daytime Phone                   E-Mail _______________________________________________________________________________________________ Membership Discipline/Level              Membership Number _______________________________________________________________________________________________ School Affiliation/Position Your region:_______ 3: CT, MA, RI 4: NJ, PA

7: States south of NJ & PA

Candidates must submit a separate document, preferably via e-mail, with the following information. 1) Statement of your background and qualifications for the position you are seeking. 2) Statement of the general philosophies and directions you would support if elected. Each candidate will be provided with a profile in the winter 2010 SnowPro (not to exceed 400 words). Candidates may also choose to submit a photo or digital photo file (.jpg format preferred). The office will add a line of text above each space stating the position you are seeking, your name, membership level, and snowsports school affiliation. Statements will be reproduced as submitted or written, subject to verification of factual information. You must submit this form by mail or fax (518) 452-6099 (no phone or e-mail applications accepted). However, we encourage you to submit your support materials (outlined in 1 & 2 above) via e-mail to mmendrick@psia-e.org. ___________________________________________________ Candidate Signature Candidacy Forms must be postmarked no later than December 15, 2009 Send to PSIA-E Elections, 1-A Lincoln Ave., Albany, NY 12205

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Fall 2009  

Volume 36, Number 3

Fall 2009  

Volume 36, Number 3

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